ZINNIA elegans (Zinnia, Lavender) is a specific cultivar of Zinnia elegans known for its beautiful and soothing lavender-colored flowers. The species is native to Mexico, and plants are fast-growing and long-blooming. It is a popular choice among gardeners for its soft and calming 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).
'Lavender' 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.
'Lavender' zinnias produce medium to large-sized flowers in a lovely shade of lavender. The petals are typically a delicate pastel purple color, reminiscent of soothing lavender fields. The flowers have a classic daisy-like shape, with a prominent central disk surrounded by ray-like petals.
Zinnia elegans 'Lavender' 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 lavender flowers that create a soothing and elegant display.
'Lavender' zinnias add a touch of elegance and serenity to flower beds, borders, and container gardens. Their soft purple color complements various garden color schemes and creates a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. They are also popular as cut flowers, adding a delicate and soothing touch to floral arrangements and bouquets.
Zinnia elegans 'Lavender' is a delightful choice for gardeners who desire zinnias with soft and calming lavender-colored flowers that bring an elegant and soothing presence to their outdoor spaces. With their gentle blooms and easy cultivation, this zinnia cultivar adds a touch of serenity and beauty to gardens and floral displays.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Lavender
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America, Colorado, Mexico, Guatemala
Height: 30 to 40 "
Spread: 12 to 24 "
Exposure: Full sun, part shade in hot climates
Blooming Season: Summer into fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Insects
Resistant: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
Flower Color: Purple
Characteristics: Showy, Plant of merit
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Loose, rich, well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral to alkaline, Slightly acidic to neutral
Advantage: Fast growth, Low maintenance
Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, containers, patio, traditional garden and edging