Longtime favorites for colorful, round flowers, typically in summer and early fall. These are hotweather plants that do not gain from being planted early; they merely stand still until weather warms up. Subject to mildew in foggy places, if given overhead water, and when autumn brings longer nights,more dew and shade. Sow seeds where plants are to grow (or set out nursery plants) from late spring to early summer. Give good garden soil, feed generously. Most garden zinnias belong to Z. elegans.
Compact growth to 16 in. high and wide, with very narrow leaves to 2 1/2 in. long.Orange, inch-wide flowers; each ray has a paler stripe. Blooms in 6 weeks from seed, continues late into fall.
Native to Eurasia, North Africa. Slender, branching, hairy-stemmed plant to 3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, wi...
Mediterranean native grows 1 to 1 1/2 ft. high, 9 in.wide. Delicate fernlike foliage; flat clusters of...
Perennial in Zones 5–9, 14–24; annual anywhere. Spreading, stemless clumps of leaves to 1 ...