ZINNIA elegans 'Luminosa' (Zinnia, Pink - Luminosa) is a delightful cultivar of Zinnia elegans known for its stunning pink-colored flowers. It is a popular annual garden flower native to Mexico. It is a popular choice among gardeners for its vibrant and luminous hue.
This zinnia cultivar forms upright, bushy plants with multiple stems branching out from the base. The foliage consists of lance-shaped leaves that are typically medium to dark green. The plants can reach a height of about 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm) and have a spread of approximately 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm).
'Luminosa' zinnias thrive 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.
'Luminosa' zinnias produce medium to large-sized flowers in a captivating shade of pink. The petals are typically a bright and vibrant pink color, creating a luminous and eye-catching display in the garden. The flowers have a classic daisy-like shape, with a prominent central disk surrounded by ray-like petals.
Zinnia elegans 'Luminosa' has a long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and continuing until fall, depending on the climate and growing conditions. The plants produce an abundance of pink flowers that create a vibrant and cheerful display.
'Luminosa' zinnias add a burst of vibrant color to flower beds, borders, and container gardens. Their vibrant pink hue stands out and creates a lively and energetic atmosphere. They can be used as focal points or combined with other flower colors for a stunning display. They are also popular as cut flowers, adding a bright and cheerful touch to floral arrangements and bouquets.
Zinnia elegans 'Luminosa' is an excellent choice for gardeners who want zinnias with vibrant and luminous pink flowers, adding a joyful and lively presence to their outdoor spaces. With their vibrant blooms and easy cultivation, this zinnia cultivar adds a burst of color and a sense of cheerfulness to gardens and floral displays.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Luminosa – Pink
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America, Mexico
Height: 36 to 48 "
Spread: 24 to 36 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Bees, Moths
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Pink
Characteristics: Plant of merit, Showy
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage