ZINNIA elegans (Zinnia, Dark Violet) is a captivating cultivar of Zinnia elegans, commonly known as common zinnia. It is native to Mexico, and plants are fast-growing and long blooming. This particular variety is known for its intense and rich dark violet-colored flowers, which add a dramatic and bold element 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 violet blooms. Zinnia elegans 'Dark Violet' thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day.
'Dark Violet' zinnias produce medium-sized, single-flowered heads in a striking shade of dark violet. 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.
'Dark Violet' 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 stunning display of dark violet color. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can help promote continuous flowering.
Zinnia elegans 'Dark Violet' is an excellent choice for adding a touch of drama and boldness to flower beds, borders, and cutting gardens. The deep violet blooms create a striking focal point and add a sense of depth and intensity to the landscape. They can also be used in combination with other flower colors to create visually stunning and dynamic planting schemes.
Zinnia elegans 'Dark Violet' offers a captivating display of intense dark violet flowers. With their rich color and classic zinnia form, these zinnias bring a touch of drama and allure to any garden or floral arrangement.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Dark Violet
Plant Type: Annual
Family: Asteraceae or Daisy
Native Range: North America, Mexico
Spread: 12 "
Habitat: Streambanks, Roadsides, Coniferous forests
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Insects, Butterflies, Birds
Resistant: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
Flower Color: Purple
Characteristics: Cut flowers, Dried arrangements, Showy
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Light (sandy), Medium (loamy), Heavy (clay)
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Fast growth, Easy to grow, Plant of merit
Uses: Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden