Zinnia, elegans 'Pumila Mix' (Zinnia, Cut-and-Come Again - Pumila Mix) is a delightful cultivar of Zinnia elegans, commonly known as common zinnia. It is specifically bred for its ability to produce abundant and continuous blooms, making it a fantastic choice for cut flower arrangements. The 'Pumila Mix' refers to a specific blend of colors available within this cultivar.
This zinnia cultivar forms compact and bushy plants that reach a height of around 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60 cm) and spread about 1 to 1.5 feet (30 to 45 cm) wide. The foliage consists of lance-shaped leaves that are typically medium to dark green.
Zinnia elegans 'Cut-and-Come Again' 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.
'Cut-and-Come Again' zinnias produce medium-sized, fully double flowers in a wide range of colors. The 'Pumila Mix' includes a blend of vibrant hues such as red, orange, yellow, pink, and sometimes bi-colors. The flowers have a classic dahlia-like shape, with numerous petals arranged in layers, giving them a full and fluffy appearance.
'Cut-and-Come Again' zinnias are known for their prolific blooming and continuous flower production. They start blooming in mid-summer and continue until the first frost. Regularly cutting the flowers for arrangements or deadheading spent blooms promotes further flowering, hence the name "Cut-and-Come Again."
Zinnia elegans 'Cut-and-Come Again' - 'Pumila Mix' is a versatile and popular choice for cut flower gardens, as well as borders, beds, and containers. The abundance of vibrant and long-lasting blooms provides a beautiful and colorful display. The 'Pumila Mix' offers a diverse blend of colors that can be used to create stunning floral arrangements or add a burst of color to the garden.
Zinnia elegans 'Cut-and-Come Again' - 'Pumila Mix' is an excellent choice for gardeners who desire zinnias with abundant and continuous blooms for cut flower arrangements. With their vibrant colors and easy cultivation, this zinnia cultivar adds beauty, versatility, and a bountiful supply of cut flowers to gardens and floral displays.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Pumila Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America, Guatemala, Mexico
Height: 12 to 24 "
Spread: 8 to 10 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Mix, White, Pink, Salmon, Red, Yellow
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Traditional garden, Rock garden, Bouquets, Balcony, Prairie, Meadows