Saturday, September 12, 2009

Zinnia

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.

19 comments:

Mary Delle said...

It's nice to see the zinnia featured in your post. Of course the intense pink is wonderful to see.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday sweetie.I so love the gerbera daisy. It is just absolutely beautiful. I thank you for sharing. The zinnias are beautiful too. The colors are so vibrant. I have signed up to follow your blog. Can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and read my pink post. I would so love to have you follow my blog as well. Country hugs, Sherry

dottydotty said...

they are real stuner thansk for sharing happy pink saturday

Susie Jefferson said...

What beautiful flowers, and stunning colours. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Muhammad khabbab said...

thanks for sharing such wonderful flower. zinnia is one of most grown plant as summer annual in our climate. butterflies prefer semi double or single petal flowers but people here are turning more towards the double ones. still nice to see the blooms.

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LV said...

Those are very pretty zinnias. You must have a green thumb to get them to do that well. I loved all your flowers.

♥Mimi♥ said...

L♥ve your pink goodies this week. Just when I think I have enough pink in my life I participate in Pink Saturday and see even more sweet things I’d enjoy having in my home or flowers for my gardens or just to look at☺ What could be better than the color pink dancing in your head all morning?

Thanks so much for sharing. Hoping your weekend is filled with sunshine and the comfort of those you love and who love you.

Sares said...

Pretty! How great of you to add tips for caring for them too. I love to see butterflies, i usually only see white ones, but in the last two days I saw two black/orange ones. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful day!

Say It With Roses said...

What pretty pink zinnias! I forgot to plant any! lol! Well, next year for sure as they are so pretty cut, too!
HAPPY PINK SATURDAY!
Jil

Jorgelina said...

What beautiful flowers.
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Beautiful flowers!



~ Gabriela ~

fluteforthought@yahoo.com said...

Your zinnias are lovely and such a welcome sight on this gray day! Thank you for sharing them with us.

Jennifer said...

Those Zinnia blooms are so beautiful! Thank You for sharing your Pinks!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Mary said...

The zinnias you have photographed are vibrant and lovely. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Atelier de Charo said...

Beatuful colors. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Julie said...

The Zinnia blooms are so beautiful! I am having a give a-way would love to have you stop over...
xoxo
Julie

Leann said...

Happy Pink Saturday my friend. What a beautiful post. Flowers always light up a person's life and these zinnia's are beautiful.

If you have the time, please stop by The Old Parsonage...I love company!

Enjoy!
Leann

Look in the Nook said...

~ Happy Pink Saturday. I love zinnias, but for some reason I have a problem growing them in Colorado where I live. No mater how much I water then the edge of the leaves turn brown. and they don't grow very big.
~ Fall is in the air here today. The high today is 58 and the low is going to get down in the 30's Time to bring in some firewood.
ENJOY!
~Jany~
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

someplace in thyme said...

Zinnias are such happy flowers, long lasting and come in so many colors and varieties too. Please forgive my tardiness in wishing you a very Happy Pink Saturday, Char