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Growth Type Annual
Hardiness Zones 2-11
Planting Conditions Full Sun and Partial Shade
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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.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of zinnias.

Typical Blooming Dates: June-October
Blossom Color(s): Red, Orange
Location at Monticello: West Lawn

In Bloom at Monticello is made possible by support from The Richard D. and Carolyn W. Jacques Foundation.