ZINNIA elegans 'Rose' (Zinnia, Rose) is a specific cultivar of Zinnia elegans known for its charming and delicate rose-colored flowers. It is a popular choice among gardeners for its soft and romantic 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).
'Rose' 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.
'Rose' zinnias produce medium-sized flowers in a lovely shade of rose. The petals are typically a soft, pastel pink color, resembling the delicate tones found in roses. The flowers have a classic daisy-like shape, with a prominent central disk surrounded by ray-like petals.
Zinnia elegans 'Rose' 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 rose-colored flowers that create a soft and romantic display.
'Rose' zinnias add a touch of elegance and romance to flower beds, borders, and container gardens. Their soft pink color complements various garden color schemes and creates a gentle and charming atmosphere. They are also popular as cut flowers, adding a delicate and romantic touch to floral arrangements and bouquets.
Zinnia elegans 'Rose' is a delightful choice for gardeners who desire zinnias with soft and romantic rose-colored flowers that bring an elegant and gentle presence to their outdoor spaces. With their lovely blooms and easy cultivation, this zinnia cultivar adds a touch of grace and beauty to gardens and floral displays.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Rose
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Most regions of United States, Mexico
Height: 30 to 36 "
Spread: 8 to 10 "
Exposure: Exposed / Sheltered
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds, Bees, Wasps, Moths
Flower Color: Rosy Pink
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Clay, Loamy, Chalk
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Fast growth, Easy to grow
Uses: Used in oils, Used in medicine, Traditional garden, Edible