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Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Fruit Smoothie Mix'

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

Category:

Annuals

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Mobile, Alabama

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Mount Orab, Ohio

Reading, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 6, 2014, GardenQuilts from Pocono Mountains, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

My favorite zinnia seed mix! I planted it twice, and got lots of interesting varieties. I wish that I could buy it in bulk, wholesale!

Positive

On Feb 16, 2011, mrsrazzer from Mobile, AL wrote:

These performed very well in my garden on the Gulf Coast. The plants themselves eventually grew to a sprawling 6' and were covered with beautiful flowers. As long as they were cut they continued to rebloom, and the colors were bright and made great bouquets.

Positive

On Sep 30, 2009, DMgardener from (Daniel) Mount Orab, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

WOW! This plant gives a lot of " Bang For the Buck"! First, the seeds are VERY eager to germinate, then they flower quickly. The flowers are fully double and are silky, as well as long-lasting. They stay in bloom a long time, without dead-heading:) They are also one of the feew Zinnias that I grow that are VERY resistent to their plague, Powdery Mildew. It takes forever, it seems, for them to stop flowering. Will grow again for a long time.