Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
ZINNIA elegans( DREAMLAND SERIES)
Elegant Zinnia, Tall Garden Zinnia
The super compact zinnias the Dreamland Series are produce loads of large flowers through summer. These reliable high performers tolerate harsh weather conditions and become covered with blooms only eight weeks after sowing. Because their stems are short, they are grown strictly as bedding annuals rather than cut flowers.
Dreamland zinnias have large, uniform, fully double blooms that are round and have flattened petals. Blooming normally begins in early summer and will continue to frost if the flowers are regularly deadheaded (pinched off when spent). The flowers are very desirable to butterflies and bees and single blooms remain attractive for several days. Once pollinated, the flowers turn brown and release brown, flattened seeds that will germinate on their own if allowed to fall to the ground.
Well-suited for both formal and informal garden plantings, tall zinnias grow best in average, well-drained soil and full sun. Warm weather is a must for zinnias. Their seeds germinate readily in warm garden soil, so they are easily planted outdoors. When the summer temperatures heat up these Mexican natives thrive, especially if provided regular water. As the summer wanes, zinnias often develop the foliar fungal disease, powdery mildew. These butterfly magnets will add explosive color to any hot, sunny border or container.
12 - 1
H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall, Indeterminate
Hybrid Origin, Mexico
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Pink, Coral, Peach, Ivory
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border
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