Zinnias - butterflies and hummingbirds adore these colorful flowers
Six Steps to Amazing Zinnias with Sensible Gardening
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 is longest-lasting cut flower/ full sun, zone 4
Zinnia Queen Red Lime by Erin Benzakein / Floret Flower Farm on Flickr....
We just planted these! Zinnias, hardest working flower in your garden! If you can dig a hole, you can make these grow! Can't wait to see our outcome! Making things beautiful with #Wright!
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
Growing zinnias - one of my favorite Summer flowers! They make the veggie garden look so beautiful.
Queen Red Lime is an exotic bicolor zinnia with 2 1/2" to 3" flowers that are thickly layered with maroon red petals, then crowned with lime green. Vigorous plants grow to 40" high, with long-stemmed, uniformly colored blooms. Use in masses for borders and in fresh bouquets. Seeds from Burpee.
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.