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Today's bloom is Zinnia 'Peppermint Stick Mixed' (Zinnia elegans)

Bloom of the Day for July 15th, 2010:

Type of plant: Annuals

Bloom color: Pale Pink, Pink, Rose/Mauve, Red, Scarlet (Dark Red), Coral/Apricot, Orange, Red-Orange, Gold (Yellow-Orange), Pale Yellow

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade

Cold hardiness: Not Applicable

Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

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Kell wrote:
I just love this pic! I just love these colors. I wish I saw some of these around here! I may need to find some seeds! I am having a love affair wiht all things ZINNIA!

phoebesviolets wrote:
Zinnias were a major part of my very first garden as a child in Mass. I think they are beautiful and have a special place in my heart.

Calif_Sue wrote:
They are just so darn cheerful!!

PedricksCorner wrote:
A neighbor of mine grows a huge long row of zinnia's every year that is a show stopper. I am going to have to suggest these one's to them!

DMgardener wrote:
I WON?!?! YAY! Thanks so much DG'er for suggesting this picture! Kell, I have the same addiction! I had this var bloom today. It was the purest white speckled with blood red. To me, Zinnias look just too happy to be killed by frost (their mortal enemy). I had a yellow bloom today to. It looked flueroscent! Thanks so much!! ~Daniel