Zinnia pauciflora was grown in eighteenth-century gardens and was sold by Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon in 1804. Like its larger-petaled brethren, Z. pauciflora is an annual flower native to South America. The small, attractive flowers show orangish-red throughout the summer and are very different from the hybrids now so popular.

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Typical Blooming Dates: June-October
Growth Type: Annual
Blossom Color(s): Red, Orange
Location at Monticello: West Lawn
Planting Conditions: Full Sun and Partial Shade