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Scientific Name: Zinnia elegans
Pronunciation: ZINN-ee-uh ELL-ih-ganz
Common Name: zinnia
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Stems hairy, branching, mostly <1 m tall; leaves opposite, simple (unlike dahlia), ovate to lance-shaped, up to 12 cm long, usually lacking petioles with blade clasping the stem; flowers petal number and colour highly variable.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Pyramidal - widely
Texture: Very coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite, Sessile
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Sheathing, Truncate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Pink, White, Orange
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov

Bark or Stem Colour: Red, Green, Dark brown
Additional Info:branching angled stems

Propagation: Seed
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Beetles or weevils, Fungal leaf spot, Root rot, Thrips, Whitefly or psyllids, Wilt, ( Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: stem rot
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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