They are popular garden flowers, usually grown from seed, and preferably in fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil, in an area with full sun. They will reseed themselves each year. Over 100 cultivars have been produced since selective breeding started in the 19th century. Zinnia elegans is the most familiar species, originally from Mexico and thus a warm–hot climate plant. Its leaves are lance-shaped and sandpapery in texture, and height ranges from 15 cm to 1 metre.
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They provide such colour in the garden. I haven't planted any in recent years. Your photos have inspired me to put some in for next Summer.ReplyDelete
They're wonderful! I love all the colours.ReplyDelete
lOve these colorful flowers!ReplyDelete
What a splash of colours:) I'll definately plant Zinna next summer for the first time.ReplyDelete
Zinnias are the first flowers I remember from my childhood. I'm glad they're making a comeback in popularity.ReplyDelete
Pretty Zinnias! Hope you'll find time to visit my Cat Whiskers.ReplyDelete