ZINNIA elegans 'California Giants Mix' (Zinnia, Mixed - California Giants Mix) is a captivating cultivar of Zinnia elegans, commonly known as common zinnia. This Zinnia species is native to Mexico, and it is fast-growing and long-blooming. This mix is specifically bred to showcase a diverse range of vibrant colors and large flower heads.
This zinnia cultivar forms tall and bushy plants that can reach heights of about 3 to 4 feet (90 to 120 cm). The foliage consists of medium to dark green, lance-shaped leaves, which provide an attractive backdrop to the colorful blooms.
Zinnia elegans 'California Giants 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.
'California Giants Mix' zinnias produce large, single-flower heads that come in a stunning variety of colors. The mix includes shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, and sometimes even bi-colors. The petals are broad and often slightly overlapping, giving the flowers a showy and impressive appearance.
'California Giants Mix' zinnias have a long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and continuing until the first frost. They produce a profusion of large flowers that cover the plants, creating a vibrant and eye-catching display. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can help promote continuous flowering.
Zinnia elegans 'California Giants Mix' is a popular choice for adding vibrant colors and a touch of grandeur to flower beds, borders, and cutting gardens. The large, colorful flowers create a stunning focal point and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. They are also wonderful for creating beautiful and diverse floral arrangements.
Zinnia elegans 'California Giants Mix' offers a magnificent blend of large, vibrant flowers that bring a sense of joy and beauty to any garden. With their striking colors, impressive size, and long blooming period, these zinnias are sure to make a memorable impact and create a visually stunning display.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, California Giants Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Mexico, United States of America
Height: Up to 40 "
Spread: 5 to 6 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Early summer, Late summer, Fall
Attracts: Pollinators, Bees, Butterflies
Resistant: Rabbit, Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Mix, Red, Orange, White, Pink, Salmon
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Moist, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Easy to grow, Fast growth
Uses: Traditional garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow