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ZINNIA maritima 'Solcito'

Image of Zinnia maritima 'Solcito'

James Burghardt

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

ZINNIA maritima 'Solcito'

Plant Common Name

Oceanside Zinnia, Palmer's Zinnia, Solcito Oceanside Zinnia

Special Notice

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General Description

Oceanside zinnia is a heat and drought tolerant shrubby perennial with bright yellow daisies. Often grown as a bedding annual, this native of Central America and Mexico creates a spreading mound with green to blue-green leaves. Its many small, single flowers have yellow ray petals that surround a central brown. The flowers occur from spring through most of summer and attract bees, butterflies and other insect pollinators. The dry seedheads are visited by songbirds.

Like most zinnias, full sun and well-drained soil are needed for good health and flowering. Oceanside zinnia is also well adapted to salt spray, wind and dry, sandy soil. In the heat of summer, occasional watering is needed for best flowering. Excessive irrigation, rainfall or intense humidity will promote root or stem rot and foliar mildew.

Plant this zinnia in mixed borders, containers or hanging baskets. In warm, dry, frost-free climes it can become quite large and shrubby. The naturally cultivar, 'Solcito', is an extra floriferous selection with golden flowers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    18"-20" / 45.7cm - 50.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Mexico, Central America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Pollution, Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Orange, Brown

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes