Zinnia is a genus of 20 species of annual and perennial
plants of family Asteraceae, originally from scrub and dry
grassland in an area stretching from the American Southwest
to South America, but primarily Mexico, and notable for their
solitary long-stemmed flowers that come in a variety of bright
Zinnias are members of the Aster family.
Other Names: Garden Zinnia, Common Zinnia,
Rocky Mountains Zinnia, Plains Zinnia
Descriptions: Zinnia flowers resemble
Size: Zinnias grow 6 and 40 inches in
Symbolism: Zinnias symbolizes thoughts
of absent friends either alive or passed on.
Grow Details: Zinnias are easy to grow
annuals that are tolerant of different soil types.
Soil Type: Varied
- Good Drainage
Soil PH: PH 5.5 - 7.5
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Height: Zinnias grow 6 and 40 inches
Flower Colors: White, Chartreuse,
Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple,
Propagation: Propagate zinnia using
Blooming Period: Summer to Autumn
Herbal Remedy Properties: Zinnia were
used by several Native Americans, including the
Zuni and Navajo, for medicinal and ceremonial
Native Area: Zinnia are native to the
grasslands of Southwestern United States to South
Other: Zinnia was used by Native Americans
as an ingredient in dye and a body paint.
|Zinnias 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.