Zinnia Plants (Seasonal)
About Zinnia Plants (Seasonal)
Zinnia is a genus of the annual and perennial plants of the family Asteraceae.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 tall.
Zinnias, however, are good companion plants for vegetables and deserve a place in your vegetable garden. Zinnias deter cucumber beetles and tomato worms. They attract predatory wasps and hover flies, which eat insects that would destroy garden plants. They attract hummingbirds, which eat whiteflies before those flies can damage tomatoes, cucumbers and potatoes.
One last reason to plant zinnias year after year: they're butterfly magnets. The bigger-flowered varieties act like landing pads for nectar-seeking butterflies.Zinnias are low maintenance. Since they're fast-growing, they shade out weeds. They don't require much in the way of fertilizing and they don't need mulching.
Zinnia is one of the most important garden plants because of its great variation in color, sizes attractive shapes, many forms, profusion of flowering and easy cultivation have made them immensely popular. Zinnia unquestionably occupies a place of pride in any garden anywhere. They are easy to grow both in ground and pot, and are extensively popular for terrace garden display.