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PlantFiles: 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

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly

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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:

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CurtisJones 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.


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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