Holi Scarlet Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Holi Scarlet'
Holi Scarlet Zinnia flowers
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Height: 8 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
This vigorous, well branched selection produces vibrant scarlet flowers; a marvelous addition to annual gardens and containers; heat and disease tolerant; attracts pollinators
Holi Scarlet Zinnia features bold scarlet daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from late spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain light green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Holi Scarlet Zinnia is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Holi Scarlet Zinnia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Holi Scarlet Zinnia will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. This fast-growing annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Holi Scarlet Zinnia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.