Zinnia elegans (Zinnia Rainbow Mix) is a vibrant and eye-catching variety of zinnia, known for its diverse range of flower colors. It is a popular choice among gardeners for its ability to create a colorful and lively display in gardens, borders, and floral arrangements.
The Rainbow Mix zinnias produce large, single flowers with a wide variety of colors. The mix includes flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, and white. Each flower typically has a prominent central disk surrounded by ray-like petals, creating a classic daisy-like appearance.
This zinnia variety forms upright and bushy plants that can reach 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 colorful blooms. The plants have multiple stems and produce an abundance of flowers throughout the growing season.
Rainbow Mix 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 can tolerate a range of soil types, but they perform best in moderately fertile soil.
Zinnia elegans Rainbow Mix has a relatively long blooming period, typically starting in mid-summer and continuing into fall. With proper care and deadheading (removing faded flowers), the plants can continue to produce blooms for an extended period. The mix provides a continuous display of color and adds vibrancy to the garden.
The diverse range of colors in the Rainbow Mix zinnias makes them ideal for creating colorful borders, cottage gardens, and mixed flower beds. These zinnias also make excellent cut flowers, adding a burst of color to bouquets and floral arrangements. Additionally, the flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators to the garden.
Zinnia elegans Rainbow Mix is a stunning and versatile choice for adding a kaleidoscope of colors to your garden. With its abundant and diverse blooms, this zinnia mix brings joy and visual interest to any landscape or floral display.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Elegans
Common Name: Zinnia, Rainbow Mix
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America
Height: 12 to 40 "
Spread: 10 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: Varies
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