ZINNIA elegans elegans 'Canary Bird' (Zinnia, Yellow - Canary Bird) is a vibrant cultivar of Zinnia elegans, commonly known as common zinnia. This variety is specifically known for its stunning yellow flowers that resemble the bright plumage of a canary bird.
This zinnia cultivar forms tall and upright 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 vibrant yellow blooms. Zinnia elegans 'Canary Bird' thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
'Canary Bird' zinnias produce medium-sized, single-flowered heads in a beautiful shade of bright yellow. The petals are broad and slightly overlapping, giving the flowers a bold and captivating appearance. The blooms have a classic zinnia shape, with a prominent central disk surrounded by colorful petals.
'Canary Bird' zinnias have a long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and continuing until the first frost. They produce a profusion of flowers that cover the plants, creating a stunning display of yellow color. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can help promote continuous flowering.
Zinnia elegans 'Canary Bird' is a vibrant choice for adding a pop of cheerful yellow to flower beds, borders, and cutting gardens. The bright yellow blooms create a captivating focal point and add a sense of joy and energy to the landscape. They can also be used in combination with other flower colors to create visually stunning and harmonious planting schemes.
Zinnia elegans 'Canary Bird' offers a beautiful display of bright yellow flowers. With their vibrant color and classic zinnia form, these zinnias bring a touch of cheerfulness and warmth to any garden or floral arrangement.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Yellow – Canary Bird
Plant Type: Annual
Family: Asteraceae or Daisy
Native Range: North America, Mexico
Habitat: Edge of mesic woods and disturbed roadsides
Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
Blooming Season: Mid-summer, Early summer, Mid-fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Humming birds
Flower Color: Yellow
Characteristics: Cut flowers, Showy
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Great in landscapes and containers, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers