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Zinnia elegans 'Big Red'

Pronunciation: Zin-ya ell-eh-ganz
Family: Asteraceae
Common Name: Zinnia
Cultivar: Big red'
Plant Type:
  • annual
Height to: 4'
Width to: 1'
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Description: Blood red flower head up to 4" across with broad, showy ray flowers
Soil Type: Moist, well drained, moderately fertile
Pests and Diseases: Gray mold, leaf blight, root rot
Propagation: Propagate by seed and sow in situ
Native to: Mexico
Notes for Identification:

This cultivar is named for cactus dahlias not the succulent cactus. If deadheaded, the flowers will continue to form, if not deadheaded, the flowers will become moldy, especially in the double forms.

butterfly nectar plant for the painted lady.

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Annual
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