Zinnia haageana 'Persian Carpet' (Mexican Zinnia - Persian Carpet) is a species of zinnia native to Mexico. It is highly valued for its vibrant and colorful flowers, which add a splash of warmth and beauty to gardens.
Zinnia haageana 'Persian Carpet' plants have a compact and bushy growth habit. They usually 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 is typically green and lance-shaped, providing a nice backdrop to the colorful blooms.
Zinnia haageana 'Persian Carpet' thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. They prefer well-drained soil with moderate fertility. These plants are relatively tolerant of heat and drought once established.
'Persian Carpet' zinnias produce small to medium-sized flowers in a variety of warm and vibrant colors. The flowers are typically a mix of shades including red, orange, yellow, and occasionally mahogany or burgundy. The petals are often narrow and pointed, giving the flower heads a daisy-like appearance.
'Persian Carpet' zinnias have a long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and lasting until the first frost. The plants continuously produce a profusion of flowers, providing a vibrant display of colors throughout the growing season.
Zinnia haageana 'Persian Carpet' is a popular choice for adding vibrant colors to borders, beds, and containers. Their warm and cheerful blooms create an inviting atmosphere in the garden. They also make excellent cut flowers, bringing a burst of color to floral arrangements and bouquets.
Zinnia haageana 'Persian Carpet' is a beautiful and versatile plant that adds a touch of Mexican charm and vibrant colors to any garden. With its compact habit and profuse blooming, it is a favorite among gardeners who seek to create a colorful carpet-like display in their outdoor spaces.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Haageana
Common Name: Mexican Zinnia – Persian Carpet
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Central and South United States, Venezuela and North Argentina
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Flower Color: Yellow
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy, Plant of Merit
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Moist, Organic, Clay
Soil pH: Slightly acidic, Neutral, Slightly alkaline
Advantage: Fast growth, Easy to grow
Uses: Rock garden, Traditional garden, Informal, Cottage, City, Coastal