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
Annual

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Flower Color
Lt. Purple
Purple

Cutting Flower
Yes

Attractive to Wildlife
Birds
Hummingbirds
Butterflies
Bees

Additional Uses
Borders

Image
(Image by poisondartfrog)
"Lilac Emperor"
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