Few annuals look as attractive as zinnia! The pearl of your garden!
Such a luxurious outfit is the exclusive privilege of zinnia. Once you see a spectacular flowering, you will not immediately be freed from its spell. Delightfully large flowers rise elegantly from a sprawling shrub and show off their luxurious attire throughout the season. It will brilliantly cope with the role of an accent in any garden ensembles, balcony boxes or flowerpots and will become a real highlight in bouquets and compositions.
Its powerful, sprawling bush 60-80 cm high and large, terry, with salmon inflorescences, up to 15 cm in diameter, gives the whole plant a very decorative look.
Used for planting colourful flower beds, flower beds, flowers beds and cutting. Cut flowers stand in water for a long time.
Features of growth.
As a tropical flower, zinnia prefers to grow in open places, illuminated by the sun throughout the day.
It is in such places that the features and beauty of the varieties are fully revealed. In semi-shady places, the plants stretch out, the inflorescences develop poorly, become smaller, darken and rot.
The main enemy of zinnia is cold rainy weather: the plants stop blooming, dark necrotic spots appear on the leaves and flowers, and there is a danger of the “blackleg” disease. Otherwise, zinnias are very unpretentious and grateful plants: they grow on any light loamy soil and love abundant watering, they respond well to fertilizing with mineral fertilizers (an excess of organic matter, like in most plants, leads to the active growth of green mass to the detriment of flowering).
Plants are drought-resistant, but in dry summers without watering they quickly fade.
Eng.: Elegant zinnia. Suom.: Tsinnia, oppineittenkukka. Sven.: Zinnia. Bot. syn.: Crassina elegans, Zinnia violacea.