Mexican Zinnia, Narrow-leaved Zinnia
Zinnia haageana 'Desert Sun'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: haageana (hag-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Desert Sun

Category:

Annuals

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Deland, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Marietta, Georgia

Barbourville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 29, 2006, soulgardenlove from Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I grew these from seeds by wintersowing this year and they have been easy and fun to grow. They have grown taller than expected, but they are certainly hot shots in my front bed. The Japanese beetles liked them too, so I had to watch for them.