ZINNIA elegans 'Meteor' (Zinnia, Burgundy - Meteor) 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 variety is specifically known for its deep burgundy or maroon-colored flowers, which add a touch of elegance and richness to any garden.
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 deep burgundy blooms.
Zinnia elegans 'Meteor' 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.
'Meteor' zinnias produce large, semi-double to double flowered heads in a stunning shade of burgundy or deep maroon. 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.
'Meteor' 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 striking display of burgundy color. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can help promote continuous flowering.
Zinnia elegans 'Meteor' is an elegant choice for adding a touch of richness and sophistication to flower beds, borders, and cutting gardens. The deep burgundy blooms create a striking focal point and add a sense of depth and drama to the landscape. They can also be used in combination with other flower colors to create visually stunning and harmonious planting schemes.
Zinnia elegans 'Meteor' offers a captivating display of deep burgundy or maroon flowers. With their rich color and classic zinnia form, these zinnias bring a touch of elegance and allure to any garden or floral arrangement.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Burgundy – Meteor
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Mexico, North America
Spread: 18 to 20 "
Habitat: Woodlands, Streambanks, Roadsides, Meadows
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Summer
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees, Insects
Flower Color: Burgundy, Red
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Peat, Sand
Soil pH: Neutral
Advantage: Easy to grow and maintain, Quick growth