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PlantFiles: 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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lharper7 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 22cold 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 dmj1218 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.


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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