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Zinnias: Tips For Picking the Right Variety.

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Zinnias are one of the most popular annual flowers to grow in the garden. They are easy to care for, come in a wide variety of colors and sizes, and bloom profusely all summer long.

Zinnia Height

Zinnias come in a variety of heights, from dwarf varieties that only grow a few inches tall to tall varieties that can reach 6 feet or more. Choose varieties that will fit in the space you have available.

 Bloom time:  Zinnias start blooming in midsummer and continue to bloom until frost. Choose varieties that will bloom for the longest period of time in your climate.



Zinnias come in a wide range of colors, including red, orange, yellow, pink, white, and purple. Choose varieties that will add color to your garden.


 Sunlight Requirements

Zinnias need full sun to thrive. Choose varieties that will do well in your sun exposure conditions.


Beginner Flower

Zinnias are the perfect starter flower for newbies!  Plant seeds and in a month or so you will have flowers for the rest of the summer.

Water requirements: Zinnias need regular watering, especially when they are first planted. Once they are established, they can tolerate some drought.


Zinnias are beautiful, easy-to-grow flowers that can add color and life to any garden. With a little care, you can enjoy zinnias all summer long.