Zinnia 'Canary Bird'
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|Flowering in late summer when many other plants have peaked, Zinnias extend the blooming season and are popular for their easy culture and tremendous variety of flowers. Flower colors include bold and hot reds, oranges, and yellows, as well as soft pastel shades of apricot, rose, cream, light yellow, and lavender. Flowers are single or double, solid, bicolored, streaked or spotted, and plants come in many shapes and sizes. Dwarf plants start at 6 inches tall, while tall-growing varieties grow up to 3 feet. Use for bedding or mass plantings. Use dwarf varieties in edging and containers. The graceful narrow-leaved Zinnia is useful for naturalizing in rock gardens, containers, and hanging baskets. Seedlings resent root disturbance, so start in peat pots or sow directly only after ground has warmed. Avoid overhead watering to reduce mildew.
A Dahlia-like Zinnia with yellow flowers up to 30 inches high. Height makes them good for the back of flower borders and for cutting.
Attributes - Zinnia 'Canary Bird'
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 3 ft. to 2 ft. 6 in.
Width: 1 ft. 4 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Black Spot, Damping-off, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Spider Mites.
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