ZINNIA elegans 'Ice Queen' (Zinnia, Bi-colored - Ice Queen) is a delightful cultivar of Zinnia elegans, commonly known as common zinnia. This variety is known for its charming bi-colored flowers that combine shades of white and soft pink, creating a lovely and elegant display.
'Ice Queen' zinnias produce medium-sized, single-flowered heads with a captivating bi-colored pattern. The petals showcase a beautiful combination of white and soft pink hues. The outer edges of the petals are usually white, while the center of the flower exhibits the gentle pink color. This bi-color effect adds visual interest and a touch of delicacy to the blooms.
This zinnia cultivar forms compact and bushy plants that typically reach heights of about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm). The foliage consists of green, lance-shaped leaves that provide a lush backdrop to the charming bi-colored flowers. Zinnia elegans 'Ice Queen' thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day
'Ice Queen' 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 delightful and enchanting display. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can help promote continuous flowering.
Zinnia elegans 'Ice Queen' is a charming choice for adding a touch of elegance and softness to flower beds, borders, and containers. The bi-colored flowers create a captivating focal point and add a sense of beauty and grace to the landscape. They are also wonderful for creating delightful bouquets and floral arrangements.
Zinnia elegans 'Ice Queen' offers a beautiful display of bi-colored flowers in shades of white and soft pink. With their charming appearance and compact growth habit, these zinnias bring a touch of elegance and enchantment to any garden or floral arrangement.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Ice Queen
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America, Mexico
Spread: 12 to15 "
Exposure: Late Summer, Early winter, Fall
Blooming Season: Summer into fall
Attracts: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Red, Bi-color: Reddish-pink with white tips
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Moderately acid (5.6 - 6.0), Slightly acid (6.1 - 6.5)
Advantage: Easy to grow, Fast growth
Uses: Good for cut flowers, dried arrangements, fresh bouquets and containers