Zinnia 'Magellan Coral'

Zinnia elegans

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



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


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Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Blooms all year



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; 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


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

Oakland, California

Denver, Colorado

Palm Harbor, Florida

Hebron, Kentucky

Macomb, Michigan

Cincinnati, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio

Mercer, Pennsylvania

Reading, Pennsylvania

Dallas, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 25, 2017, mnemko from Oakland, CA wrote:

This yields enormous rewards for the effort. Constant high-quality attractive blooms all summer and they're available from seed or six pack. Sure, like most zinnias, it gets mildew if you're in a mildew-prone area but by the time it does too much damage, you've gotten more than your time and effort worth.


On Aug 23, 2008, Florida9 from Palm Harbor, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I started these from seed indoors and had them out front and blooming by April, matching the color of the small crown-of-thorns behind them. I am thrilled that they are still blooming strongly in late August after a hot humid few months here. As long as I trim off the fading flowers every few days they continue to bloom freely. I did have to spray them with a little Physan for fungus a couple of times, but they did much better than the Dreamland Pink I planted out back, which died in July. I threw the old flowers in the back of the flower bed, where they self-seeded freely. I moved a few of the seedlings up front to extend the row, but had failed to figure they wouldn't come true. I now have some deeper reds and one bright orange zinnia! I will definitely repeat these next year.


On Jun 21, 2007, kimmy222 from Reading, PA wrote:

My plants have just opened their first blooms from seeds that I started indoors. This was my first time growing these zinnia and every seed did germinate. Although they have shorter stems, they do last for over a week in water and still look fresh. Their large bloom size is impressive to boot. I was so impressed with the coral that I purchased the Magellan seed mix for next season.


On May 6, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Excellent dwarf bedding zinnia which performs well in the heat and humidity of Houston. Compact, uniform plants with fully double, 4-5 inch blooms. Ideal for both bedding and container gardening! 2005 AAS winner. Hybrid.