ZINNIA elegans (Zinnia, Lavender)
This Zinnia has four- to five-inch-wide flowers that are lavender. The species is native to Mexico, and plants are fast-growing and long-blooming. Zinnias make good cut flowers. In addition, they are excellent for pollinator plantings and are especially attractive to butterflies. They grow quickly and they are pretty easy to grow everywhere. Ideal plants for beginner gardeners, as they require minimal care. These lavender zinnias are the most beautiful and colorful flowers that we can have in our garden.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Lavender
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America, Colorado, Mexico, Guatemala
Height: 30 to 40 "
Spread: 12 to 24 "
Exposure: Full sun, part shade in hot climates
Blooming Season: Summer into fall
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Insects
Resistant: Rabbit, Deer, Drought
Flower Color: Purple
Characteristics: Showy, Plant of merit
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Soil Type: Loose, rich, well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral to alkaline, Slightly acidic to neutral
Advantage: Fast growth, Low maintenance
Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, containers, patio, traditional garden and edging