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Dreamland Zinnia, Zinnia elegans 'Dreamland.'

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Dreamland Zinnia, Zinnia elegans Dreamland. Also Called: Zinnia violacea, Crassina elegans. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Perennials.
Zinnia elegans.'Dreamland'. Plant.
March 10, 2008. Glendale, Arizona.
Dreamland Zinnia, Zinnia elegans Dreamland. Also Called: Zinnia violacea, Crassina elegans. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Perennials.Dreamland Zinnia, Zinnia elegans Dreamland. Also Called: Zinnia violacea, Crassina elegans. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Perennials.
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Zinnia elegans.
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Zinnia elegans.
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'Dreamland' Zinnia.
Zinnia elegans 'Dreamland'. Sunflower Family: ( Asteraceae ) , Dreamland Zinnia. Also Called: Zinnia violacea, Crassina elegans.

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The 'Dreamland' series of Zinnias are gaining popularity among home gardeners and landscape professionals.

'Dreamland' is a dwarf Zinnia variety with a compact habit and fully double flowerheads which have Dahlia-form flowers that measure 4 inches across and come in 8 dazzling colors: apricot, coral, pink, rose, yellow, ivory, red, and scarlet! Outstanding, annual prized for its profuse display of stunning summer flowers.

Its lance-shaped leaves are narrow to broad, bright green, and up to 3 inches long.

Be careful in Phoenix gardens. The worse thing you can do is to plant Zinnias in heavy clay soils and overwater it. But if you have a well-drained bed, or live on rock, it's a perfect, no hassle addition.

It will endure full sun or part shade, and gets about 13" tall. Profusion is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.

They need moderate water in the summer. A small amount of water in the winter. Try not to overwater.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up to 13 inches tall. Spreads up to 2 feet wide.

Flowers: 2 1/2" flower heads of 8 broad colored rays surrounding a yellow central disk. The flower heads are solitary and terminal. Colors are: white, chartreuse, yellow, orange, red, purple, and lilac.

Blooming Time: Late March - November. Best in April.

Leaves: Leaves are Medium Green, opposite and usually stalkless, with a shape ranging from linear to ovate. About 2 - 3 inches long.

Found: Native of the Ameriacas & Mexico. The USDA claims Zinnia elegans is native to the USA (CT, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OH, PA, SC, UT), USA+ (PR, VI).

Elevation: 0 to 6,000 feet.

Hardiness:. We have heard many positive reports of it being hardy to Zone 4a.

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Habitat: Desert soil, rock, does well in loose soil on slopes.

Miscellaneous: Photos Taken March 10, 2008. Glendale, Arizona. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.

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