ZINNIA elegans 'Dahlia Flowered Mix' (Zinnia, Mixed - Dahlia Flowered Mix) is a captivating cultivar of Zinnia elegans, commonly known as common zinnia. It is renowned for its stunning, dahlia-like blooms, which exhibit a wide array of colors. The 'Dahlia Flowered Mix' refers to a diverse blend of colors available within this cultivar.
This zinnia cultivar forms tall and bushy plants that can reach heights of around 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). The foliage consists of medium to dark green, lance-shaped leaves, which provide an attractive backdrop to the colorful flowers.
Zinnia elegans 'Dahlia Flowered Mix' thrives 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.
'Dahlia Flowered Mix' zinnias produce large, fully double flowers that closely resemble dahlias. The blooms come in a splendid variety of colors, including shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, and white. The petals are broad and often exhibit intricate patterns, giving the flowers a mesmerizing and textured appearance.
'Dahlia Flowered Mix' zinnias have a long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and continuing until the first frost. They produce an abundance of eye-catching flowers that cover the plants, creating a spectacular display of colors. Regular deadheading of spent blooms can help prolong the flowering period.
Zinnia elegans 'Dahlia Flowered Mix' is a popular choice for adding a burst of vibrant color to flower beds, borders, and cutting gardens. The exquisite, dahlia-like flowers create a captivating focal point in the landscape. They are also wonderful for attracting pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.
Zinnia elegans 'Dahlia Flowered Mix' offers a dazzling assortment of large, double flowers that resemble dahlias. With their vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and prolific blooming, these zinnias make a stunning addition to any garden or floral arrangement.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Dahlia Flowered Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Guatemala, Mexico, North America
Height: 30 to 40 "
Spread: 12 to 18 "
Exposure: Full Sun / Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Fall
Attracts: Beneficial Insects, Birds, Bees and Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Flower Color: Mix, Red, Orange, Pink, Yellow, Purple, White
Characteristics: Showy, Plant of merit
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH: 6.5-7.0
Advantage: Fast growth, Low maintenance
Uses: Good for cut flowers, City and coastal, Beds and borders, Garden edging