Growing Zinnias

May 20 Sup Zinnias are annuals in the Daisy family, and these cheery, heat-tolerant plants bloom incessantly from June to September if they are provided with fertile soil and some water in dry spells. You will find yourself, as we do, snipping colorful blossoms to enliven your desk or kitchen table.

Latin Name Pronunciation: zin'ee-uh    

Annuals in the Daisy family have long been a favorite of gardeners. Zinnias are part of this cheery, heat-tolerant group, too, but now they have a new zing, thanks to several acclaimed lines with resistance to powdery mildew.

Grow in full sun in average, well-drained soil that stays evenly moist.

For information on planting and care of annuals, click How to grow annuals.

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