Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Zinnia elegans, Lilac Emperor, Zinnia

Common Name: Zinnia

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Zinnia

Species: elegans

Cultivar or Variety: Lilac Emperor

Characteristics of Plant
Tetraploid hybrid with very large flowers, quilled petals. In my garden the "cactus" petals developed later in the season. The first blossoms were blunt edged.

Life Cycle

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Flower Color
Lt. Purple

Cutting Flower

Attractive to Wildlife

Additional Uses

(Image by poisondartfrog)
"Lilac Emperor"
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