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Annuals – Zinnia

  • Zinnia

Botanical name: Zinnia Elegans 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: up to 3 ft in height and 1-2 ft in width 

Bloom time:  summer, fall

Hardy zone: zones 3-10

Flower color: yellow/orange/red/pink/purple/white

Foliage color: green

Growth rate: takes 60-70 days from seed to flower 

Pruning instructions: deadhead leaves and flowers as needed 

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: colorful addition to flower beds 

Light needs: at least 6 hours of sun per day 

Special features: attracts pollinators 

Watering instructions:  keep soil consistently moist 

Fertilizing instructions : fertilize with 20-20-20 after planting

Best time to plant: spring 

Best type of soil:  loam, sand 

Companion plants: marigolds, dahlia, cosmos 

Toxicity level: potentially mildly toxic if ingested 

Invasive species: no

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