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PlantFiles: Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Swirls'

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

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Category:
Annuals

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:
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
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive BajaBlue 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 saya 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.

Regional...

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

North Augusta, South Carolina



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