Types of Zinnias

Zinnia flowers bloom in every shade except blue and dimensions, as well as in lots of different styles. These annuals are hardy in all U.S. Department of Agriculture planting zones, but are most at home in a sunny, warm place. Zinnia elegans has 1/2 inch to 6 inch flowers and grows best in a sunny atmosphere with lots of air circulation. Zinnia angustifolia resists mildew better in accordance with Iowa State College Reiman Gardens Extension and tolerates heat. Other species contain tenuifolia haageana and peruviana.


Zinnia flowers that have one row of petals as well as a heart that was noticeable are identified as solitary flowers. The daisy like zinnias that colonists seen in in Mexico were single-flowered plants. Tenuiflora species and the heirloom peruviana have flowers in various colors, including brick yellow, red and bronze. Another instance is Zinnia angustifolia “Crystal” collection, which develops to 18-inches tall and has 11/2 inch orange, yellow or white flowers with orange centers. It’s is among the the one of the most warmth-tolerant kinds of zinnias, according to Fine Gardening.

Double and Semi-Double

In 1856 collectors released double-flowered zinnias. This kind of zinnia has several rows of petals that entirely protect the middle of the flower. Zinnia elegans “Candy Cane” develops to 24-inches tall and has 3 inch wide double flowers. Its colour combos vary from white with streaks that are bronze to yellow blended with with pink. Semi-double flowers, like lime-coloured Zinnia elegans “Envy”, have several rows of petals having a noticeable middle. Zinnias are double-flowered zinnias with rows of petals that form a bee-hive- stack, and button-sort flowers seem like bee-hive flowers that are flattened.


Cactus-kind zinnias have semi or double -double flowers and curl. Zinnia elegans “Cut and Come Again,” an heirloom cultivar, stands up to 42-inches tall and has 3 inch wide flowers ranging in colour from cream to magenta. This cultivar is susceptible to fungal diseases in conditions. Other cactus-kind zinnias are accessible in colour mixes, like the pink, orange and yellow Zinnia elegans “Raggedy Ann” blend.


Some cultivars, identified as dahlia-flowered zinnias, have double or semi-double flowers with broad petals that are flat. These cultivars generally have long stems and big blossoms which are attractive in flower arrangements that were cut, notes the University of California Cooperative Extension. As an example, the Zinnia elegans “Benary’s Giant” collection is available in 13 various shades and h AS 3- to 4-foot stems with 3- to 6 inch double flowers. Colors in this collection contain a combine that is yellow, red and orange.

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