Peruvian Zinnia

Zinnia peruviana

[zinnia_peruviana]

Although zinnias did not become popular garden plants until late in the nineteenth century, Zinnia peruviana was grown in eighteenth-century gardens and was sold by Phildelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon in 1804. This South American annual grows to three or four feet and produces mixed yellow and orange pastel flowers throughout the summer. It's small but attractive flowers are very different from improved hybrids now so popular.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Reds, Yellow (rare) Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it:

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jun 7 – Nov 82002: Jun 7 – Nov 82003: Jul 4 – Oct 172004: May 25 – Oct 72005: Jun 17 – Nov 82006: Jul 20 – Nov 152007: Jun 14 – Nov 152008: Jul 11 – Oct 132009: Jul 10 – Nov 152010: Jun 28 – Nov 12011: May 18 – Nov 242012: May 24 – Nov 72014: Jul 2 – Oct 17