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PlantFiles: Mexican Zinnia, Narrow-leaved Zinnia
Zinnia haageana 'Persian Carpet'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: haageana (hag-ee-AH-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Persian Carpet

Synonym:Zinnia mexicana

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8 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive annlof On Jan 17, 2010, annlof from Camarillo, CA wrote:

Plants bloomed for six months with NO MILDEW until November. By then, each plant was a small bush of 18" x 18". Flower color/pattern varies but all blend together to make a nice ensemble. Seeds are available from Park's, Stokes', and Thompson and Morgan. A great cut flower to pair with blue cornflowers (centaurea cyanis).

Neutral BajaBlue On Jun 5, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Old-fashioned, disease resistant small flowering zinnia with rounded starry blooms in a mosaic of warm colors with contrasting petal tips and centers.

Positive CurtisJones On Oct 14, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:

From your friends at Botanical Interests, inc.: At 12"-18" tall, Persian Carpet Zinnias are smaller and more compact than common Zinnias and have narrower leaves. The 1"-2" wide blooms are a fiesta of bi-colored single and double flowers in hot spicy colors of gold, purple, red, chocolate, white, and orange. They are very heat and drought tolerant, make delightful cut flowers, and attract butterflies. Enjoy them in containers, beds, and borders until the first fall frost.

Positive crashbandiscoot On Jun 1, 2007, crashbandiscoot from Springfield, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Very fun and easy to grow, just direct sow, or can be started early.It transplants easily. Lots and lots of flowers,for a very long growing season. Also a lot more mildew resistance than other zinnia varieties, almost none.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Listed by many seed companies Mexican Hybrids. Beautiful semi-double flowers with mahogany, orange, gold, cream and many bi-colored blossoms. Very good for cutting. AAS winner in 1952. Annual.


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

Long Beach, California
Longmont, Colorado
Derby, Kansas
Barbourville, Kentucky
Millersville, Maryland
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Monessen, Pennsylvania
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

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