Plant of the Week: Zinnia
By: Christina Timm
Talk about fun, bold color. The Zinnia is a classic summer time blooming flower, but it also holds up well with cooler temperatures as well. We like to add the Zinnia to our fall collection not only because of its hardiness to cooler weather, but also because of the many warm color varieties it offers. Yellow, orange, scarlet, and cherry flowers that continue to bloom throughout the season are hard to pass up. It’s a great mounding plant that provides volume and fills out the center of a fall container garden or ground bed. Pair your Zinnia with purple fountain grass, ornamental pepper, and kale to complete your fall look.
Varieties: Magellan Yellow, Magellan Orange, Magellan Cherry, and Magellan Scarlet
Light: Full to Part Sun
Size: 12-14” tall and 10-12” wide
Plant Type: Summer/Fall Annual
Plant: Filler – fills out the midsection of a container garden or ground bed to provide volume.