Zinnia Peruviana is a subtropical and tropical, fast-growing, annual herb of American origin. It occurs in gardens, roadsides, disturbed places, wastelands and pastures. It was listed in the Global Compendium of weeds as a naturalized agricultural and environmental weed, casual alien and cultivation escape. It is a weed in parts of America including Mexico and Ecuador, where it is native. It is also a weed and an escape from cultivation in other parts of the world such as Galapagos Islands, Queensland in Australia, China, Swaziland and Ethiopia.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia Peruviana
Common Name: Peruviana Zinnia
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: North America, Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico
Height: 19 to 38 "
Spread: 16 to 18 "
Exposure: Full Sun / Part Shade
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Bees, Butterflies, Insects
Resistant: Drought, Deer
Flower Color: Red
Characteristics: Showy, Fragrant
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Moist, Well-drained
Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
Advantage: Easy to grow and maintain
Uses: Medicinal uses, Treatment of malaria, Stomach pain, Folk medicine