Zinnia is easily grown in average, moist but well-drained soils in full sun. This plant is characterized by its sturdy, hairy stems and ruffling, blooming flowers that range from yellow, white, red, orange, pink, lavender, and green. It adds a classic touch of color to any flower bed or bouquet, especially great in dried bouquets.
Growing Zones: 2-11
Mature Height: 3-4 feet
Mature Width: 10-12 inches
Sowing: Start indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Barely cover seed.
Sow depth: ¼ in
Days to Germinate: 7-14 @ 70F
Special Maintenance: n/a
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil Type: Average
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Bloom Time: Summer, June-October
Bloom Description: Range from cream to light pink to dark red
Harvest Time: Summer, June-August
Special Properties: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators