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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

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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

Regional

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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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

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, ... read more