Zinnia (Yellow) - Plant
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|
|-||White,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.
|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).||Apply any organic fertiliser.|
- Zinnia care may also include watering in the early morning, which allows the foliage and flowers ample time to dry off before nightfall.
Ornamental use: Used for decorations in homes, shops and offices. Good to keep inside homes and terraces.