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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Zinnia genus. There are about 20 species of upright to spreading annuals, perennials and subshrubs, which have daisy-like terminal flowerheads blooming in a range of colours from white, yellow and orange to red-purple.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Shrubs or Herbaceous

Origin

USA, Mexico, Chile

Interest and use

Cutting bed

Cultivation

They are marginally frost hardy and should be grown in a sunny position in fertile well-drained soil. They will need frequent deadheading. Dead-head regularly.

Propagation

Seed sown under glass in early spring.You can propagate from seeds sown under glass early in spring.

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