Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Swirls'

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

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:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Pale Yellow

Bright Yellow

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Pale Green

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

North Augusta, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 5, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Pretty bi-color of rose and white or red and yellow, fully double to semi-double, flat petal, 4 in. flowers. 2 ft. plants. Petals are lightly ruffled.

Neutral

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

'Swirls' has bi-coloured flowers with slightly ruffled petals with blooms that are fully double to semi-double. It flowers in different shades of colours..no flower looks the same. Size of the flowers is 10 cm across. 'Swirls' blooms late in the season.