ZINNIA elegans 'Cactus Flowered Mix' (Zinnia, Mixed - Cactus Flowered Mix) is an enchanting cultivar of Zinnia elegans, commonly known as common zinnia. The species is native to Mexico, and the plants are fast-growing and long-blooming. This mix is specifically bred to showcase unique and captivating cactus-like flower forms in a diverse range of colors.
This zinnia cultivar forms tall and bushy plants that can reach heights of about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). The foliage consists of medium to dark green, lance-shaped leaves, which provide a lush backdrop to the unique blooms.
Zinnia elegans 'Cactus Flowered Mix' thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. They prefer well-drained soil that is fertile and rich in organic matter. These plants are relatively drought-tolerant once established but benefit from regular watering during dry periods.
'Cactus Flowered Mix' zinnias produce striking and intricate flower heads with cactus-like petals. The mix includes a variety of vibrant colors, such as shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, and sometimes bi-colors. The petals are narrow and pointed, often twisted or curled, resembling the spiky appearance of cactus flowers.
'Cactus Flowered Mix' zinnias have a long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and continuing until the first frost. They produce a profusion of fascinating and eye-catching flowers that cover the plants, creating a captivating and exotic display. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can help promote continuous flowering.
Zinnia elegans 'Cactus Flowered Mix' is a unique and captivating choice for adding a touch of exotic beauty to flower beds, borders, and cutting gardens. The cactus-like flowers create a fascinating focal point and add a sense of intrigue to the landscape. They are also wonderful for creating striking and unconventional floral arrangements.
Zinnia elegans 'Cactus Flowered Mix' offers a stunning blend of cactus-like flowers with intricate forms and vibrant colors. With their unique and exotic appearance, these zinnias are sure to capture attention and add a touch of intrigue and beauty to any garden or floral display.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Cactus Flowered Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: United States, Mexico, Guatemala
Spread: 12 "
Exposure: Full Sun / Part Shade
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Birds
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Mix, Yellow, White, Salmon, Purple, Pink, Red
Characteristics: Cut flowers, Showy
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Fertile soil rich in organic matter
Soil pH: 6.3-6.8
Advantage: Easy to grow, Low maintenance
Uses: Perfect for mixed border and fresh bouquets, Beds or containers