ZINNIA elegans 'Polar Bear' (Zinnia, White - Polar Bear) is a popular cultivar of the Zinnia elegans species. It is sought after for its stunning white flowers and its ability to add a touch of elegance to garden beds, borders, and floral arrangements.
This zinnia cultivar forms compact and bushy plants that grow to a height of approximately 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). The foliage consists of lance-shaped, dark green leaves that provide a lush backdrop for the white blooms. The plants are known for their excellent branching, which results in abundant flower production.
Zinnias, including 'Polar Bear,' thrive in full sun, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. They prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. These plants can tolerate a range of soil types but prefer moderately fertile soil.
'Polar Bear' zinnias produce large, fully double flowers with a pristine white color. The blooms have numerous layers of petals, giving them a full and fluffy appearance. The flowers can reach a diameter of about 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 cm) and are borne on sturdy stems.
'Polar Bear' zinnias typically bloom from mid-summer to fall, depending on the climate and growing conditions. They have a long flowering season, with the flowers persisting for several weeks. Deadheading (removing spent blooms) can help prolong the blooming period.
The pure white flowers of 'Polar Bear' zinnias create a stunning visual impact in gardens and floral displays. They are often used in mixed borders, cottage gardens, and as cut flowers for bouquets and arrangements. These zinnias also attract butterflies and beneficial insects to the garden.
Zinnia elegans 'Polar Bear' is a beautiful and versatile garden flower that brings a touch of purity and sophistication with its abundance of white blooms. Its showy flowers and easy cultivation make it a popular choice among gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, White – Polar Beer
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Mexico, United States
Spread: 24 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer to fall
Attracts: Beneficial Insects, Butterflies, Bees and Birds
Resistant: Deer, Drought
Flower Color: Snow white flowers
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy
Water Requirement: Low
Soil Type: Light sandy, Medium loamy, Heavy clay
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Fast growth, Low maintenance
Uses: Traditional garden, Beds, Borders, Patio, Containers, Rock garden