Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Scarlet Flame'

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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Gaylesville, Alabama

Fort Worth, Texas

Princeton, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

Menasha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 14, 2009, KJMurray from Fort Worth, TX wrote:

Two small seedlings transplanted in spring transformed into a 3 foot high, 6 foot diameter bush with dozens of flowers blooming at any given time by fall. They not only survived the hot dry Texas summer, but thrived even without additional watering.

Plants stayed in bloom from early summer to early winter, only frost removed the giant red dome of red in the middle of my yard. They also freely self-sowed in the same bed and across the yard.

Positive

On Oct 5, 2007, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I really liked this zinnia. The color was a bright red and the flowers were all the same.

Neutral

On Jul 20, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Radiant ruby-red blossoms of densely double flowers with tiny gold starred crowns. Vigorous plants produce abundant flowers even in tough summer conditions.