Cutflower Nomenclature

Scientific/Botanical Name

Genus: Zinnia

Specie: Z. elegans


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Common Name

Youth-and old-age, zinnia

Botanical Family

Name in Latin: Asteraceae

Name in English: Aster, Daisy, or Sunflower Family

The Plant

Origin: wild desert plant of Mexico

Growth Habit: hardy to all Coanes, drought tolerant. sensitive to transplanting

Flower: solitary flowerheads, colous vary from white and cream,though green and yellow. apricot, orange. salmon. rose. pink. red. bronze. crimson, scarlet. Some striped, speckled and bi.

Blooming Period: spring into fall

Leaf: lanceolate leaves opposite to flowerheads


colourful addition to mixed arrangements or en masse

Care and Handling

Lasting Quality: 5-7 days

Amount of water: moderate

Nutrition: preservative/food

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