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Peruvian Zinnia

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: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2001 Jun 7 to 2001 Nov 82002 Jun 7 to 2002 Nov 82003 Jul 4 to 2003 Oct 172004 May 25 to 2004 Oct 72005 Jun 17 to 2005 Nov 82006 Jul 20 to 2006 Nov 152007 Jun 14 to 2007 Nov 152008 Jul 11 to 2008 Oct 132009 Jul 10 to 2009 Nov 152010 Jun 28 to 2010 Nov 12011 May 18 to 2011 Nov 242012 May 24 to 2012 Nov 72014 Jul 2 to 2014 Oct 172015 Jul 4
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