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

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.