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PlantFiles: Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Whirligig'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)
Cultivar: Whirligig
Additional cultivar information: (aka Carousel, Carrousel, Whirlygig)

11 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

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


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive InsaniD On Sep 6, 2010, InsaniD from Columbia, MO wrote:

Ignore package info about height - these got to be between 3.5ft and 5ft tall! HEALTHY! No Powdery Mildew at all! Will need staking. My favorite Zinnia!

Neutral dmj1218 On May 4, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Festive, multi-colored petals on individual 3"-5" double flowers on bushy plants.


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

Atlanta, Georgia
Hawkinsville, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Columbia, Missouri
Ellenville, New York
Belfield, North Dakota
Warren, Pennsylvania
Houston, Texas
Herndon, Virginia

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