Among all the extraordinary beauties of the flower garden, there is a very familiar bloom that will arouse great admiration. This is especially for those who are passionate about cultivating (horticulturists) and for hobbyists.
The Zinnia is a plant native to Mexico and this flower will illuminate your garden from summer to the first strong frost. But this wonderful summer flower is not only characterized by its good appearance. Discover everything about this exotic flower.
Zinnia main features
Zinnia is a genus of plants from the sunflower tribe within the daisy family. They are native to thickets and dry grasslands in an area that stretches from the south-western United States to South America. However, there is a specific diversity in Mexico.
- Zinnias are annuals, so they grow for a season and make excellent cut flower. But, these plants don’t come back for years to come.
- Most species have vertical stems, but some have a loose habit with stems that extend over the soil surface. Generally, the height varies from 10 to 100 cm in height.
- Its leaves are opposite and usually stemless (sessile), with a shape that varies from linear to ovate. Its color varies from pale to medium green.
- The flowers have a variety of appearances, from a single row of petals to a dome shape. Zinnias can be white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, or lilac.
- They have lone, daisy-like, bright flower heads on a single erect stem.
Zinnia flower pictures