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PlantFiles: Double Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Giant Violet Queen'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive cedar18 On Aug 9, 2008, cedar18 from Lula, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

The flower is huge and beautiful and covered in butterflies. Will grow it again.

Positive herbman75 On Jul 13, 2004, herbman75 from Cornelia, GA wrote:

I started these plants outdoors in my vegatable garden in a spot where some green peppers had failed in early June, plants are now about 10 inches tall on July 12th, did not even cover the seed with soil and all are growing vigorously, no blooms yet due to the late start but I will upload one soon! Seed package says it grows over 2 feet tall. Unsure of water needs because it has been unusually wet in Georgia this summer, but from everthing I know about Zinnias it should be as drought tolerant as the rest.


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

Gaylesville, Alabama
Richmond, California
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Port Orange, Florida
Cornelia, Georgia
Jonesboro, Georgia
Lula, Georgia
Blair, Nebraska
Vandalia, Ohio
Mechanicsville, Virginia
Radford, Virginia

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