Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'California Giant Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)
Cultivar: California Giant Mix
Additional cultivar information:(aka Giant California Mix)
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Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

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:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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:

Non-patented

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:

Dothan, Alabama

Gadsden, Alabama

Bakersfield, California

Daly City, California

Fresno, California

Long Beach, California

Longmont, Colorado

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Suwanee, Georgia

Olathe, Kansas

Bethesda, Maryland

Amesbury, Massachusetts

Battle Creek, Michigan

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Kansas City, Missouri

Clinton, Montana

Denville, New Jersey

Livingston, New Jersey

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Blanco, Texas

Bulverde, Texas

Katy, Texas

Mcallen, Texas

Monroe, Utah

Alexandria, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 11, 2012, Desirai from Glencoe, AL (Zone 8a) wrote:

We grow these and other varieties every year in and around our home. Love them!

Positive

On Nov 6, 2008, Stephivicious from Altamonte Springs, FL wrote:

Beautiful Colors, easy to care for, this is also known as "Burpeeana Giants Mix" from Burpee seeds, or Just "Giant Flowered Mix" excluding the "California"

Positive

On Oct 14, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests: These large heirloom zinnias come in a cheerful, almost limitless range of colors including white, pink, salmon, rose, red, yellow, orange, lavender, and purple. The 4"-6" flowers on 2'-3' tall plants bloom continuously until the first fall frost. They make excellent cut and dried flowers, and attract butterflies. (To deter powdery mildew, water by soaking the ground (not from overhead) to keep leaves dry and make sure that sprinklers do not hit them overnight or in the early morning.)

Positive

On Jul 20, 2007, Goodgoods from Mableton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

So easy to grow! Lots and lots of colorful blooms. Great for cutting. My neighbors stopped by to ask me what I was growing so beautifully. They weren't familiar with zinnias- guess it's a Northern favorite.

Positive

On Jan 11, 2005, francischettan from Bethesda, MD wrote:

Blooms repeatedly and profusely with almost no care except regular watering. Both my house and my two sisters' houses were filled with zinnias the entire summer. Make sure you water them in the mornings and that you don't spray the leaves with water. (It gets some kind of mold.)