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Assorted Zinnia Colors

My neighbor grows zinnias in her garden. She has many colors. I snapped this one to show you how lovely it looks with many assorted colors. She gave me seeds to plant this year. Wish me luck.

Zinnias, which come in many shapes, sizes, and colors (excluding blue), are some of the toughest annuals you can plant. Low-growing zinnias are perfect for borders. Taller varieties, which reach several feet high, make a great choice for cut flowers.

Saving zinnia seeds is a good way to start next year’s plants. Because many zinnias are sold as mixes, you don’t have to worry about seedlings being identical to the parent plant. As old flower heads dry, remove spent blooms and harvest the small arrowhead-shape seeds from between each of the petals. Zinnia seeds can be started directly in the ground the following spring.

Zinnias are a favorite with pollinators such as butterflies that like to land on the flowers and drink their nectar.

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