Zinnia (Pink) - Plant
Description for Zinnia (Pink)
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."
One of the easy to grow annual flower, Zinnias bloom from mid-summer all the way until frost.
zinnias come in an array of colors, multi-colors and hues. Zinnias come as yellow, orange, white, red, rose, pink, purple, lilac and multi-colored blooms. Zinnia varieties include both miniatures and giants that range from about a foot to over three feet tal.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|The Zinnia species with small, orange flowers is Zinnia augustifolia, while the species with red, purple, or yellow petals is Zinnia peruviana.||Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Purple, White, Multicolor||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.
|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
- Zinnia care may also include watering in the early morning, which allows the foliage and flowers ample time to dry off before nightfall.
- Zinnias should be planted 12-24" apart in rich, well drained garden soil.
- They require full sun to bloom,
- but will appreciate a little afternoon shade in the hottest regions.
- Zinnias dislike having wet foliage, so if possible, they should be watered with a soaker hose.
- Once established, your Zinnia will only need watering during extended periods of drought.
- They should be planted where they have good air circulation to help prevent powdery mildew.
- Feed every 4-6 weeks with a balanced, all purpose fertilizer.
- Deadhead regularly to keep plants flowering until fall.
Typical uses of Zinnia
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.
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