Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Candy Cane Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)
Cultivar: Candy Cane Mix

9 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Terry
Thumbnail #1 of Zinnia elegans by Terry

By EvesEden
Thumbnail #2 of Zinnia elegans by EvesEden

By EvesEden
Thumbnail #3 of Zinnia elegans by EvesEden

By JerseyGardener1
Thumbnail #4 of Zinnia elegans by JerseyGardener1

By diggo1
Thumbnail #5 of Zinnia elegans by diggo1

By turektaylor
Thumbnail #6 of Zinnia elegans by turektaylor

By turektaylor
Thumbnail #7 of Zinnia elegans by turektaylor

There are a total of 10 photos.
Click here to view them all!


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Dosetaker On Sep 3, 2012, Dosetaker from Mason, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very pretty flowers growing on nice, sturdy, tall stems. Excellent full double blooms.

Neutral macybee On Oct 12, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This genus of 20 species of erect to spreading annuals, perennials and sub-shrubs has daisy-like, terminal flowerheads in many colors including white, yellow, orange, red, purple and lilac. Found throughout Mexico and Central and South America, some are grown for cut flowers and in mixed borders.
Cultivation: These plants are marginally frost hardy and should be grown in a sunny position in fertile soil that drains well. They need frequent deadheading. Propagate from seed sown under glass early in spring.
Zinnia elegans - Youth-And-Old-Age
This sturdy Mexican annual is the best known of the zinnias. The wild form has purple flowerheads, and blooms from summer to fall. It grows fairly rapidly to 24-30", with a smaller spread. Garden varieties offer hues of white, red, pink, yellow, violet, orange or crimson in flowers up to 6" across. 'Envy' has pale green semi-double flowers. The Dreamland series is compact and heavy flowering - typical of F1 Hybrid bedding zinnias. 'F1 Dreamland Ivy' has pale greenish yellow flowers. The thumbelina series has 2" wide flowerheads on plants only 6" high.
Zones 8-11.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gaylesville, Alabama
Little Rock, Arkansas
Sherman, Connecticut
Kissimmee, Florida
Maitland, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Greenville, New Hampshire
Mcallen, Texas
Mission, Texas

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America