Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Orange'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)
Cultivar: Benary's Giant Orange

Category:

Annuals

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Richmond, California

Panama City, Florida

North Augusta, South Carolina

Lumberton, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 27, 2007, brigidlily from Lumberton, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Thought the color variation was exceptional, as usually the petals are uniform. At least in my area, you can count on zinnias for summer color. The more you cut them, the more they bloom for you! Great producer, gorgeous blooms.