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zinnia flowers
zinnia flowers

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What to know about Zinnia Flowers –


  • About the zinnia:

    zinnias are annual plants that are native to Mexico and North America. They are part of the daisy family with upright stems – but some zinnias have a lax habit with spreading stems that mound over the ground surface:
    REFERENCE: wikipedia

  • Zinnias thrive in both summer cool and hot climates in full, sunny areas. They come in all types of colors that include chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, or lilac.
  • Zinnia flowers will die at the first freeze; however, you can harvest the seeds from a mature plant and re-seed them in the following spring.
  • INFO: zinnias: the hardest-working flower in the summer garden
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  • Garden Planning:

    zinnias have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals to a dome, tight shape. You can use the dwarf zinnias as border plants – with medium and giant stem zinnias in both the middle and back sections of your landscape.

  • INFO: zinnia garden design
    INFO: plant combinations: zinna
  • Light:  full sun    –    Height:  6-12 inches (drawf); 3-8 feet (giant)    –   Width:  up to 12 inches    –    Season:  summer and fall blooms   –    Features:  low maintenance, attracts birds, good for containers, cut flowers    –    Propagation:  seed, stem cuttings    –    Zones:  2-11: INFO: view growing zones
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