ZINNIA elegans 'Scarlet Flame' (Zinnia, Scarlet - Scarlet Flame)
Zinnia ‘Scarlet Flame’ has bright, orange-red flowers that are semi-double to double. This Zinnia species is native to Mexico. Magnificent and easy to grow from seed, this popping red dahlia-like flower is remarkable in the garden and bouquets. Zinnias are adorned for their easy, fast growth, plus their ability to produce abundant showy blooms from mid-summer through the first frost. Scarlet Flame can be found in seed catalogs dating back to the 1930’s, and its large flowers have become a mainstay in American flower garden.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Scarlet Flame
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Mexico, North America
Height: 30 to 40 "
Spread: 8 to 12 "
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds and Moths
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Red
Characteristics: Plant of merit, Showy
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Loose, Rich, Well-drained
Soil pH: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Advantage: Quick growth, Easy to grow
Uses: Popular garden flowers, used in cutting flowers, Dried arrangements