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Zinnia
Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Fire'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: marylandica (mar-i-LAND-ih-ka) (Info)
Cultivar: Zahara Fire
Additional cultivar information:(Zahara™ series)

Category:

Annuals

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:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 16, 2011, BlueIrisPete from Englishtown, NJ wrote:

In the past, Zinnias in my NJ garden do well during a dry summer but get black spot and mildew in wet weather. This year I planted the new Zinnia Zahara Double Fire for the first time. In August, we had 3x the usual amount of rainfall ... followed by Hurricane Irene. My Zinnia Zahara Double Fire plants look better at this time of year - mid Sept - than any Zinnias I have previously grown ... in spite of all the wet weather. These are a real winner. Superb show all summer and still going strong.