Zinnia flowers, belonging to the Asteraceae family and originating from Mexico, are widely favored by gardeners and florists. Their popularity stems from their vivid colors, varied shapes, and ease of cultivation. These flowers were first introduced to Europeans in the early 18th century, and since then, selective breeding has led to the development of numerous species and hybrids of zinnias.
Two notable subspecies are Zinnia elegans, often referred to as the common zinnia, and Zinnia angustifolia. Zinnia elegans is recognized for its large, pompom-like flowers, whereas Zinnia angustifolia is distinguished by its star-shaped blossoms. These subspecies, among others, present a wide color palette including shades of pink, purple, red, orange, and white, making them attractive for both garden displays and floral arrangements.
Characterized by their dense, layered petals, zinnia flowers come in single, semi-double, or double forms. They generally lack a strong fragrance, a trait that is advantageous in cut flower arrangements as it prevents them from overwhelming other floral scents.
Zinnias are particularly valued in floral arrangements for their aesthetic appeal and exceptional vase life. They maintain their color and freshness for an extended period after being cut. Their resilience, coupled with the variety in color and size, makes them a versatile choice for bouquets and decorative displays. Easy to grow and capable of thriving in diverse conditions, zinnias are a preferred choice for both amateur and seasoned gardeners. Additionally, these flowers attract beneficial insects to gardens, enhancing their value beyond just visual beauty.
Plant a variety of different easy to grow zinnia seeds this year, attract beneficials and pollinator insects to improve the health of your garden! Perfect for cut flowers, all of our flower seeds are open pollinated, meaning they have been pollinated by insects, birds, wind, or other natural mechanisms.