Dahlia-flowered zinnia,Youth-and-age,Common Zinnia,Elegant zinnia,Zinnia
Zinnia elegans, known as youth-and-age, common zinnia or elegant zinnia, an annual flowering plant of the genus Zinnia, is one of the best known zinnias. It is native to Mexico but grown as an ornamental in many places and naturalised in several places including scattered locations in South and Central America, the West Indies, the United States, Australia, and Italy.
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Inflorescence is a head-on terminal elongated peduncle; heads large to gigantic, 4-8" in diameter; involucral bracts imbricated, broadly obtuse, bicolored. Flowers are typically semidouble to double, of various anthocyanin or cartenoid colors except blue; ray flowers showy, conspicuous, to 8" long, reflexed with age; disc flowers few, inconspicuous, or lacking.
How to Grow
Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)