Zinnia elegans commonly known as ‘Zinnia’, is an annual flowering plant native to Mexico. Orange King is a tall-growing zinnia, bearing showy, semi-double orange blooms on tall stems. It’s ideal for using to fill gaps in the border, and also works well in containers display. This vivid orange Zinnia has large flowers and makes a bold statement whenever it blooms. Butterflies like the fact that it is a taller plant, and farther from hazards on the ground. This plant is super easy to grow from seed.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Orange King
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Southwestern United States to South America, Mexico
Height: 36 to 48 "
Spread: 12 to 24 "
Habitat: Scrub and dry grassland areas
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Pollinators, Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Resistant: Drought and deer
Flower Color: Orange
Characteristics: Showy, Plant of merit
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Chalk, Sand
Soil pH: Well-drained, Moist
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Traditional garden, Rock garden, Informal and cottage, Prairie and meadow