Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnia sp.

Plant family

Korbblütler (Asteraceae) (Asteraceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

1ST YEAR

FOLLOWING YEARS

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Dry

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Seeding distance

20 cm

Row spacing

20 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Mid of May

Planting

Description

Zinnias are a group of splendidly colorful flowering summer flower species. They all belong to the composite family (Asteraceae). They bloom for many weeks in the summer and are therefore super suitable as a splash of color to fill gaps between rows of vegetables or to beautify the edge of a vegetable patch.

Origin:

Zinnias originate from the south of the USA and Central America.

Growing tips

Zinnias need a lot of sun. They also enjoy a well-drained, rather lean and dry soil. Since they come from the semi-deserts of South America, they cope super with drought, but not with waterlogging. Otherwise, they do not make any special demands on the nutrient content of the soil. The flowers can be pre-pulled as early as February and transplanted into the bed from the end of May. To ensure a long-lasting flowering, the faded inflorescences should be removed regularly.

Companion Plants

Diseases

Downy Mildew

Powdery Mildew

Pests

No pests