Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince'

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

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:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

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:

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

Regional

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

Aurora, Colorado

Altamonte Springs, Florida

Norcross, Georgia

Port Allen, Louisiana

Berkley, Massachusetts

Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Cincinnati, Ohio

Wren, Ohio

Nyssa, Oregon

Monessen, Pennsylvania

Olyphant, Pennsylvania

Barrington, Rhode Island

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Dallas, Texas

Castlewood, Virginia

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 13, 2011, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

The 'Purple Prince' version of Z. elegans makes a wonderful cut flower too. I believe it's from the Bluepoint series of zinnias designed by Benary especially for cutting. Purple Prince sports a fuller bloom and thus is much prettier in the vase than some of the other double zinnias I grew. As a bonus it's supposed to be fairly mildew resistant and the butterflies seem to like it too.

Positive

On Oct 22, 2009, Loachie from Berkley, MA wrote:

I grew this plant from seed. It grew to be about 4 feet tall and stood straight up. It is a beautiful plant with no mildew problems when everything else this year got it. I received the most complements on this plant than any other ever. It was planted as the tall focal point in an annual garden that gets about 5 hours of full sun a day.