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)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Quinlan, Texas

Herndon, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

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.