Varieties of Zinnia Flower Plants
Zinnias are one of the most popular and easiest flowers you can grow. Zinnias
lovers are in luck, as there are many varieties of this showy flower, that
blooms in a wide range of colors and sizes, from Summer thru Fall.. Zinnia
plants are easy to grow and start. Most home gardeners grow several varieties
from seed. You can either sow Zinnia seeds directly into your flower garden,
or start plants indoors.
Here are some of the most popular varieties:
Zinnia Flower Varieties:
Canary Bird - Place this tall, bright yellow bloomer almost anywhere.
Use it as a wildflower, for the back of the border in a flower bed, or in
containers. It looks great in cut flower arrangements and in bouquets. Canary
Bird Zinnia grows 3 to 3 1/2 feet tall.
Candy Stripe White - A big, vibrant bloomer with white stripes and
splashes of red. Candy Stripe White grows 26" - 36".
Caroussel Mix - This is a bi-color bloomer in shades of pink, yellow,
orange, red, purple, and white. When in bloom it puts on a stunning display.
Plant Height: 20".
Cherry Queen - This variety is a must grow, producing elegant, bright
red, double blooms on a tall plant. It grows 36" tall.
Envy - This zinnia is an eye-catcher. Other gardeners will be envious!
Grow this unique, light green, 3 to 4 inch diameter bloomer, and passersby
will take notice. Grows about 3 feet.
Giant Cactus Double - This is one of the most popular of all varieties
of zinnias. The plant grows 2 to 3 feet tall, and produces huge 4 to 5 inch
blooms in a variety of colors and hues. Don't miss growing this Zinnia!
Lilliput - Lush and perky poms of color makes this one of the more
popular miniature varieties. Grow Lilliput in the flower bed, along walkways,
in rock gardens, and in containers on your patio or deck. Grows 12" - 18".
Luminosa Pink - This beauty is a a true garden favorite. They are
beautiful and long-lasting in flower arrangements and bouquets. Luminosa
Pink Zinnias grow 2 feet.
Oriole - Expect compliments! Big, bright orange and gold blooms scream
"look at me!". Use Oriole Zinnias as a centerpiece in your flower garden,
in flower arrangements and bouquets. Plant grows 24" - 30".
Persian Carpet - What this variety lacks in size, it makes up in splendor.
Double blooms are a blend of truely exceptional colors. Plant grows 12" -
Purple Prince - Its intense purple color and stately height, makes
this a very stunning, royal zinnia. Grows 3 to 4 feet.
Red Spider - This exquisite, compact plant puts on a summer and fall
show, with masses of striking red, spider-like flowers. Blooms are 1 inch
in diameter. Plant grows 24" - 30".
State Fair - This zinnia takes the prize! Large blooms on a
tall plant, in a wide variety of colors, will grace anywhere they are grown.
State Fair Zinnias are one of the most popular varieties. Grows 3 to 4 feet.
Thumbelina - This cute miniature variety grows just 6 to 8 inches
tall. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm and has a wide variety
of colors. Thumbelina is an outstanding container plant. It shows off as
a cut flower in small vases and decorative containers.
How to Grow Zinnia Flower Plants