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PlantFiles: Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Candy Stripe'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 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
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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By Xeramtheum
Thumbnail #1 of Zinnia elegans by Xeramtheum

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Xeramtheum On Sep 1, 2009, Xeramtheum from Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I am very disappointed in Park Seed. The picture they have for this plant does not resemble what you actually get. Also, not all the flowers are "striped". The majority are solid colors. Perhaps as the plants get older, the striping will become more predominant. The ones that are striped are really pretty and unusual.

Neutral dmj1218 On May 4, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Blooms are unique--4" white flowers are striped and splashed with rose-pink and red.

Regional...

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

Roswell, New Mexico
Summerville, South Carolina



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