Zinnia elegans 'Lilliput Mix' (Zinnia, Dwarf Mixed - Lilliput Mix) is a charming cultivar of Zinnia elegans, commonly known as common zinnia. It is specifically bred for its compact and dwarf stature, making it a great choice for small gardens, containers, or borders. The 'Lilliput Mix' refers to a specific blend of colors available within this cultivar and is known for its small, double-petaled flowers that are about 1 inch in diameter.
This zinnia cultivar forms short, compact plants that typically reach a height of around 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) and have a similar spread. The foliage consists of small, ovate to lance-shaped leaves that are typically medium green.
Zinnia elegans 'Dwarf Mixed' 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.
'Dwarf Mixed' zinnias produce small, fully double flowers in a wide range of vibrant colors. The 'Lilliput Mix' includes a blend of hues such as red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, and sometimes bi-colors. The flowers have a button-like appearance with multiple layers of petals, giving them a cute and compact look.
'Dwarf Mixed' zinnias have a long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and lasting until the first frost. They produce an abundance of flowers that cover the compact plants, creating a colorful display. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can help prolong the flowering period.
Zinnia elegans 'Dwarf Mixed' - 'Lilliput Mix' is a versatile and popular choice for small gardens, containers, borders, or as edging plants. Their compact size and colorful blooms add a vibrant touch to any space. The 'Lilliput Mix' offers a delightful blend of colors that can be used to create eye-catching displays or mixed with other plants for added visual interest.
Zinnia elegans 'Dwarf Mixed' - 'Lilliput Mix' is an excellent choice for gardeners who want the beauty and vibrancy of zinnias in a compact form. With their compact size, abundance of flowers, and diverse colors, these zinnias bring joy and color to small spaces, containers, or borders.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Lilliput Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Southwestern to south North America, Mexico
Height: 18 to 24 "
Spread: 8 to 12 "
Exposure: Full sun, Part shade in hot climates
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds and bees
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Mix, Rose, Yellow, Pink, White, Violet
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Loose, Rich, Well-drained
Soil pH: Slightly acidic (6.4-7.8)
Advantage: Easy to grow and maintain
Uses: Flower Beds, Containers, Cut flowers, Dried arrangements and gardens