Bright and bold, zinnias are an annual favorite for the home gardener. Grown from seed or nursery seedlings, zinnias make lovely borders, fillers or even cut flowers for decorative arrangements.
Plant zinnias in the garden after all danger of frost has passed (usually after Mother’s Day in the northern hemisphere). Choose spots will full sunlight and rich, well-drained soil.
Here’s a bonus on these beautiful blooms. Zinnias attract butterflies to the garden.
Need more information on zinnias and annuals?
Check out these informative articles on zinnias and other annual flowers, published by a variety of garden writers.
Here are some fun facts about zinnias, including their history, name origin, what zinnia means in the language of flowers, and planting instructions.
Poisonous Native Plant Perennials Found in Arizona – Tina Samuels
Take a look at the plant profiles of three poisonous plants found in Arizona: the Desert Zinnia, the Mountain Goldenbanner, and the Scarlet Milkvetch.
In Full Bloom: Full Sun-Loving Flowers – Linda M. McCloud
Do you love flowers? Do you have a yard that gets full sun, most of the time? I do. I find it extremely hard to find flowers that can handle full sun. But I did some research and found some that thrive in full sun. Exactly the kind made for my yard!
Hummingbirds are one of nature's most fascinating creatures. We love to watch them but how do you attract them to your backyard?
Planting a Colorful Seasonal Garden – Christine Bude Nyholm
A successful garden can contain both annual and perennial plants. The perennials are staples, that come back every year, and make an excellent backdrop to the annuals, which are usually more showy and bright.
Learn everything you need to know about the difference between annual flowers and perennial flowers, and read about some of the most popular plants and flowers from each class.
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