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PlantFiles: 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

5 vendors have this plant for sale.

13 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

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:
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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive tabasco 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 Loachie 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.


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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