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PlantFiles: Peruvian Zinnia
Zinnia peruviana

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: peruviana (per-u-vee-AN-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Crassina multiflora
Synonym:Zinnia multiflora
Synonym:Zinnia pauciflora
Synonym:Chrysogonum peruvianum

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive poppysue On Aug 11, 2001, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

An unimproved species zinnia and charming in it's simple form. The 1-inch flowers are born on stems that reach 2 feet tall. They may not be as showy as the hybrids but the butterflies love them just the same. An excellent old-fashioned annual for the cottage garden.


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

Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Hudsonville, Michigan

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