ZINNIA elegans 'Purple Prince' (Zinnia, Purple - Purple Prince) is a captivating cultivar of Zinnia elegans known for its beautiful and regal purple-colored flowers. They are usually native to most of the North America including Mexico region. It is a popular choice among gardeners for its rich and vibrant 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).
'Purple Prince' 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.
'Purple Prince' zinnias produce medium to large-sized flowers in a stunning shade of purple. The petals are typically a deep, royal purple color, exuding a sense of elegance and majesty. The flowers have a classic daisy-like shape, with a prominent central disk surrounded by ray-like petals.
Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince' 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 purple flowers that create a bold and regal display.
'Purple Prince' zinnias add a touch of royalty and sophistication to flower beds, borders, and container gardens. Their deep purple color creates a bold and luxurious atmosphere. They can be used as focal points in the garden or combined with other flower colors for a stunning display. They are also popular as cut flowers, adding an elegant and regal touch to floral arrangements and bouquets.
Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince' is a fantastic choice for gardeners who desire zinnias with rich and regal purple flowers, bringing an aura of elegance and beauty to their outdoor spaces. With their majestic blooms and easy cultivation, this zinnia cultivar adds a sense of royalty and charm to gardens and floral displays.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Purple Prince
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: All regions of North America
Spread: 12 "
Habitat: Roadsides, Streambanks, Woodland, Coniferous forests
Exposure: Full Sun / Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Flower Color: Purple
Characteristics: Dried arrangements, Showy
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Between 5.5 to 7.5
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Informal and cottage, Prairie and meadows, Beds and Borders