Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Magellan Mix'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Pollen may cause allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Orange

Red-Orange

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

Suitable for growing in containers

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; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Capistrano Beach, California

Fallbrook, California

Laguna Beach, California

San Clemente, California

Tampa, Florida

Vero Beach, Florida

Hebron, Kentucky

Natchez, Mississippi

Ellenville, New York

Trumansburg, New York

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas (2 reports)

Rosharon, Texas

Granton, Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 14, 2010, lharper7 from Natchez, MS wrote:

These are my favorite zinnia. Love the heat and sun. Beautiful round bush shape with minimum of 8 to 10 blooms throughout the summer till frost. The more you cut for bouquets, the more they bloom. And no mildew on leaves.

Positive

On Jun 9, 2007, 22cold from Madison, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

These are the most fool-proof zinnias you can sprout indoors from seed. I get nearly 100% germination every time. They don't get damping off disease and they are very sturdy and robust.

Positive

On Apr 22, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Started these from seeds; yellow and orange. Holding up very well to very early heat and humidity (near 90 or above temps for 2 weeks now). Will definitely grow more of these...and perhaps red. A great, low bedding plant for excellent color in front borders or a superb potted plant.