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Zinnia violacea

Zinnia
Annuals
Classification Scientific Name: Zinnia violacea
  Common Name: Zinnia
  Family: Asteraceae
  Location Index: HG1 / HG14
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

cutflowers
     
Plant Plant Type: annual
  Plant Form: upright
  Height: 1 - 3 feet
  Spread: 1 - 2 feet
  Bloom Period: summer

fall
  Flower Color: red, pink, orange, purple, yellow, white
  Flower: single or double flowers in large heads
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: foliage is opposite, sessile and rough hispid
     
Environment Native Range: Mexico
  Sun Requirement: full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: well-drained

pH adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: very high
     
Care Maintenance: good air circulation is a must

irrigate at the roots to keep the foliage dry

easy to direct seed into the garden
  Liabilities: powdery mildew

bacterial leaf spot

root rot

aphids
  Propagation: seed

leaf cuttings
Zinnia violacea

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