It’s a good zinnia growing year.
Zinnias, Zinnia elegans are the star of the summer flower show. For filler and contrast, try adding herbs, or coleus. It doesn’t always have to be leather leaf ferns or baby’s breath.
Summer-long blooms bring butterflies and pollinators to the garden. Zinnias meant “thoughts of an absent friend.” in the Victorian language of flowers.
Zinnias and Russian sage. Cutting Zinnia, “Hot Crayon Colors” ↑
Zinnias and mini marigolds. ↑ →
“Signet Starfire” marigolds. grown from seed. Little yellow and orange dwarf single marigolds keeps blooming until frost.
Shades of red:
Zinnias and coleus.↑
Zinnias and Nicotiana. ↑
Zinnia and Coleus. ↑
Zinnias were named 1763 by Linnaeus in honor of Johann Zinn, a German professor of botany and medicine.
Pinks and lavender:
Zinnias and coleus. ↑ Cutting Zinnia, “Berry Basket”
These crayon colored flowers are long-stemmed cutting flowers with long-lasting blooms.
To extend the life of cut flower blooms by trimming off the bottom of the stem, every few days. Replace the water with fresh every 4 days.
Zinnias and basil. Cutting Zinnia, “Berry Basket” ↑
Zinnias with oregano and basil. Cutting Zinnia, “Bling Bling.” These lovely cut flowers are bigger and brighter every year. Disease resistance has much improved through the years.
If it’s been awhile since you’ve included zinnias in your garden, take another look. Zinnias are disease resistant rebloomers that will keep you in flowers until frost.
You might also like:
- How to grow Zinnias and save seed
- Collect marigold seed so you can have as many flowers as you wish next year. Growing the best Marigolds for summer color splash
- How to save left over seed. Keep any extra seed to use next spring.
I got all the zinnias in this post from Renee’s Garden.