Zinnia ‘Sombrero’ is an old variety that has bold, bi-colored petals. This inner half of the petals are red while the outer half of the petals are bright yellow. This species is native to Mexico, and the plants are fast-growing and long-blooming. Zinnias are good cut flowers. In addition, they are excellent for pollinator plantings and are especially attractive to butterflies. They have the ability to enhance your health and probably impart some wisdom as they have medicinal properties.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Sombrero
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Southwestern United States, Mexico, Guatemala
Height: Up to 30 "
Spread: 12 to 18 "
Habitat: Hot and dry areas, woodlands, prairies, meadows, roadsides
Exposure: Full Sun / Part Shade
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Beneficial Insects
Resistant: Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Flower Color: Yellow, Pink
Characteristics: Fragrant, Showy
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Advantage: Fast growth, Easy to grow and maintain
Uses: Traditional garden, Beds, Borders, Rock gardens, Informal and Cottage