General growing info. (Seed Saving: Zinnias will cross-pollinate. Gardeners should only grow one variety at a time to save pure seed, or isolate varieties by 1/4 mile.)
Zinnia Queen Red Lime by Erin Benzakein / Floret Flower Farm on Flickr....
Best flowers for all-summer color! LOTS of blooms, great for cutting, easy to start!
My favorite flowers for a cutting garden! Easy to start, blooms all season long, great for cutting and filling your garden with color! Dahlia, zinnia, sunflower, daisy, and other hardy, low-maintenance plants with LOTS of flowers.
An early summer border of mixed annuals and perennials, including zinnias, lillies, echinacea (coneflower), and sedge grasses, explodes with color at sunrise along the edge of a manicured residential backyard lawn near Seattle, with a white arbor in the soft focus background.
Zinnia 'Sprite Mix'. Find out how to grow your own cut flowers at http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/seeds-and-bulbs/how-to-raise-cut-flowers-from-seed/3720.html. Photo by Paul Debois
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"We praise the zinnia for being a trooper in the garden and for being relatively easy to grow. Their bursts of color and assortment fill us and our clients with glee," Noelle says.