Zinnia is a genus of the annual and perennial plants of the family Asteraceae. It have 20 species of composite flowers. The flowers are ideal for indoor arrangements, it looks like Gerbera or Cosmos. On the right is Pink Gerbera
Zinnias bloom in a wide variety of colors with large, mixed blooms. Zinnia flowers come in a rage of appearances, from a single row of petals, to the dome shaped variety. The brilliantly colored blooms perfect for cutting.
Zinnia is one of the easy to grow annual flowering plants. The Zinnia plant's leaves are lance-shaped and sandpaper like in texture. The Zinnia plant's height ranges from 15 cm to 1 meter. You can grow Zinna from seeds, or buy healthy, green plants from local nursery. Zinnias like rich, well-drained soil and it needs full sun for growing and flowering.
Aphids can infest your Zinnia. Powdery mildew and molds can be a problem too, especially in warm, humid weather like Singapore. Apply insecticides or fungicides early. Butterflies are particularly attracted to Zinnias. The red and bright-pink varieties are especially attractive to butterflies. So, plant lots of Zinnias if you like butterflies visiting your garden!! But don’t plant Zinna next to your Calamansi Fruits tree.