Northern Queensland Permaculture

Revolution disguised as gardening

Zinnia

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae
Genus Zinnia
Common Name Zinnia
Supertribe Helianthodae

Maturity days

  • 60 - 70 days

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Bee food Insect repellent (white fly)

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant No
Humidity tolerant Yes
Planting area In ground, direct seeded and not transplanted
Sunlight Full sun

Photos

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A zinnia that has volunteered adjacent a sweet potato vine

Short comments

Small flowering annual, bright colourful flowers. Bee and butterfly attracting. Harbour powdery mildew in dry season in Townsville.

General comments

Interplant throughout the garden for colour and to attract bees and other insects. Collect old seed heads that have dried on the plant, and throw into the wind over the garden, and usually sufficient zinnia's will germinate for the next round of flowers.

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