ZINNIA elegans 'Envy' (Zinnia, Green - Envy) is a unique and eye-catching cultivar of Zinnia elegans known for its striking green-colored flowers. They are native to scrub and dry grassland in an area stretching from Southwestern United States to South America. It is a popular choice among gardeners who seek a touch of novelty and a fresh burst of color in their gardens.
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, complementing the green flowers. 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).
'Envy' 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.
'Envy' zinnias produce medium to large-sized flowers in a captivating shade of green. The petals have a vibrant and rich green color, creating a fresh and unique display in the garden. The flowers have a classic daisy-like shape, with a prominent central disk surrounded by ray-like petals.
Zinnia elegans 'Envy' 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 green flowers that create a fresh and captivating display.
'Envy' zinnias add a unique and fresh element to flower beds, borders, and container gardens. Their vibrant green color stands out and creates a bold and eye-catching focal point. They can be used as a contrasting element alongside other flower colors or as a standalone feature to bring a touch of novelty to the garden. They are also popular as cut flowers, adding an unexpected and fresh touch to floral arrangements and bouquets.
Zinnia elegans 'Envy' is an excellent choice for gardeners who want zinnias with a captivating and unique green color, adding a fresh and unexpected presence to their outdoor spaces. With their striking blooms and easy cultivation, this zinnia cultivar adds a vibrant burst of green and a sense of novelty to gardens and floral displays.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Green – Envy
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: South western United States to South America
Spread: 12 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Beneficial Insects, Bees, Butterflies, Moths
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Lime green
Characteristics: Good cut flower
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Well-drained / light / sandy
Soil pH: Neutral to slightly alkaline, Slightly acidic to neutral
Advantage: Easy to grow and maintain
Uses: City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Gardening edges, Beds and Borders