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Plains Zinnia, Prairie Zinnia

Zinnia grandiflora

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Zinnia grandiflora

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Zinnia grandiflora Plant Information

Scientific Name: Zinnia grandiflora
Common Name: plains zinnia

prairie zinnia
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, groundcover, natives
Plant Form: rounded
Height: 4 - 10 inches
Spread: 4 - 10 inches
Foliage: finely-textured, reduced foliage
Flower: numerous yellow flower heads with rays

flowers do not drop but turn a light brown
Bloom Period: Summer - Fall
Sun: full sun
Water: low water requirement

Soil: well-drained soils

tolerates harsh terrain and calcareous soils
Heat Tolerance: very high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 4 - 8
Native Range: Texas

Southwest US
Maintenance: low-maintenance

slow growth rate

propagation by seed

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