Zinnia spp. (ZEN-ee-ah)
Annual Sun Height 8"¨ Spacing 12"
HABIT: Open, upright growth. Flowers of all colors and sizes on long stems in summer. Easy to grow from seed.
CULTURE: Any loose soil, fairly drought tolerant. Add rock phosphate for more blooms. Plant from seeds or pots in spring.
USES: Summer flowers, cut flowers.
PROBLEMS: Problems: Mildew, cutworms, red spider mites. Gets ragged toward the end of summer.
NOTES: Native to Mexico and Central America.