ZINNIA elegans 'State Fair' (Zinnia, Tall Mixed - State Fair) is a tall variety of Zinnia elegans, known for its impressive height and a mix of vibrant and bold-colored flowers. It is a popular choice among gardeners who want to create a dramatic and eye-catching display in their gardens or cut flower arrangements.
This zinnia cultivar has a tall and upright growth habit, with sturdy stems that can reach a height of about 3 to 4 feet (90 to 120 cm) or even taller in some cases. The plants have a branching structure and produce an abundance of flowers along their stems. The foliage consists of lance-shaped leaves that are medium to dark green in color.
'State Fair' 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.
'State Fair' zinnias produce large, double flowers in a mix of vibrant colors. The flowers come in a wide range of shades, including red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and white. The blooms have a classic dahlia-like shape, with multiple layers of petals that create a full and showy appearance.
Zinnia elegans 'State Fair' has a long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and continuing until fall, depending on the climate and growing conditions. The plants produce numerous flowers that cover the tall stems, creating a bold and vibrant display.
'State Fair' zinnias are perfect for creating bold and vibrant displays in the garden. Due to their tall stature, they make excellent background plants in flower beds or borders. Their showy flowers also make them a favorite for cut flower arrangements, adding a touch of drama and color to bouquets.
Zinnia elegans 'State Fair' is a fantastic choice for gardeners who want tall zinnias that make a statement and bring a vibrant presence to their outdoor spaces. With their impressive height and showy blooms, these zinnias create a stunning display that adds drama and excitement to gardens and floral arrangements.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, State Fair
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America, Mexico
Height: 30-36 "
Spread: 18 "
Exposure: Exposed / Sheltered
Blooming Season: Late summer until the first frost
Attracts: Bees, Insects, Birds and Butterflies
Resistant: Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Flower Color: Mix, Orange, Pink, Yellow, Rose
Characteristics: Showy, Plant of Merit
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Light sandy, Medium loamy, Heavy clay
Soil pH: Slightly acidic to neutral
Advantage: Low maintenance, Easy to grow
Uses: Ornamental Uses, Medicinal Uses, Cut-flowers, Garden and Borders