Butterflies love these Zinnias, but they are not Dwarf here. In full TX sun we have plants that are now 3' tall (I kid you not) and they continue to grow. They have hours & hours of full sun and plenty of water. The butterflies love them. Planted with Marigolds (tagetes patula) and it's a butterfly garden and beautiful as well. Water the ground, not the plants and leave some breathing room between them and they do excellent. Seeds from Botanical Interests.
On Jul 28, 2009, Wendrith from Saint Louis, MO wrote:
Flowers were easy to grow but required constant vigilance. Either aphids or lace bugs attacked the plants early in the season (we used insecticidal soap once but the soap caused some leaves to scorch). We pinched back the damaged leaves. Then catapillars damaged the leaves (the small green catapillar could be seen in between the leaf surface). We cut the damaged part of leaves and threw in the trash. Japanese beetles arrived on the scene next and we controlled by tapping them into soapy water. I wasn't sure it was worth all the effort until the flowers started blooming profusely in July. The height was closer to 18--24" than 6-8". There are a wide variety of flowers -- single & double flowering as well as colors -- orange, apricot, salmon, red/orange with pink centers, white, pink, lavender, and yellow. Bees and butterflies are attracted to the flowers as well as yellow finches. Absolutely delightful!
On Oct 14, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:
From your friends at Botanical Interests, inc.: These charming extra dwarf 4"-6" tall zinnias with 1.5" flowers will delight everyone who sees them. Colors include white, pink, salmon, rose, red, yellow, orange, lavender, and purple. Each individual flowers lasts A LONG TIME before needing to be clipped off. Great in pots, containers, or border plantings, they make excellent cut or 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.