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Zinnia grandiflora (Prairie Zinnia)

Zinnia grandiflora
Prairie Zinnia, Golden Eye, Plains Zinnia, Little Golden Zinnia, Rocky Mountain Zinnia, Yellow Zinnia

Prairie zinnia grows on arid hillsides and mesas throughout much of the Southwest at elevations from 2000 to 6000 feet. This deciduous, long-lived perennial groundcover spreads by underground stems to form colonies. It blooms though the summer and into fall with yellow-orange daisy-like flowers. After blooming, the flowers turn dry and papery and persist on the plant. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 1 (ft)
Spread 2 (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Cut Flowers, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Deer, Dry Soil, Heat, Rabbit
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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