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Zinnia F1 Elegans Red - Seeds

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Description for Zinnia F1 Elegans Red

Zinnias have bright, solitary, daisy-like flower heads on a single, erect stem. The most common zinnia is "dahlia-flowered" and grows up to three feet. Other types are "cactus-flowered."

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
- Pink. Summer 18 to 24 inches. Easy.

Planting and care

Zinnia leaves are opposite and usually stalkless (sessile), with a shape ranging from linear to ovate, and pale to middle green in color. The flowers have a range of appearances, from a single row of petals, to a dome shape, with the colors white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, and lilac.

Zinnias seem especially favored by butterflies, and many gardeners add zinnias specifically to attract them.

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun. Rich, well-drained soil. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, for young plants. Mature zinnias require less watering, as grown flowers are somewhat drought tolerant. above 50 F. (10 C). A 5-10-5 fertilizer in mid season will help to keep zinnia plants growing strongly.

Caring for Zinnia F1 Elegans Red

    Zinnia care may also include watering in the early morning, which allows the foliage and flowers ample time to dry off before nightfall.

Typical uses of Zinnia F1 Elegans Red

Special features:

Ornamental use: Use in an annual or mixed border. Smaller zinnias are suitable for edging, window boxes or other containers. The narrow-leaf zinnia also works well in hanging baskets.
Zinnias are very popular for cut flowers.

References

    http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/zinnia/growing-zinnia-flowers.htm http://www.almanac.com/plant/zinnias

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