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Cactus-flowered Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Cactus Flowered Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)
Cultivar: Cactus Flowered Mix

Category:

Annuals

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Orange

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

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

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:

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

Regional

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

Longmont, Colorado

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Norcross, Georgia

Louisville, Kentucky

Battle Creek, Michigan

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Enid, Oklahoma

Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

From your friends at Botanical Interests: These absolutely huge, 5"-6" wide flowers on 2'-3' plants look spectacular in the garden and in bouquets. 'Giant Fantasy' is a blend of three superior varieties: Cherry Time (shades of cherry, cerise, and spiraea red), Lilac Time (beautiful shades of purple), and Snow time (as white as they come). These may well be the largest Zinnias you'll ever grow! To deter powdery mildew, water by soaking the ground (not from overhead) to keep leaves dry and make sure that sprinklers do not hit them overnight or in the early morning.