Thursday, December 20, 2012

Zinnia 'Zowie'

Zinnia 'Zowie' hot pink
This is one of the compact low growing Zinnias which look terrific mass planted in a low bowl shaped container or when used to edge a path. I grew this variety from seed but I have seen it available as 'potted colour' in a Garden Centre. The buds open as a fine pin-wheel or star shape before becoming fully double over the course of a week or so. Zinnias love the heat and are tolerant of dry . Although these low growing varieties are not useful as cut flowers they are tolerant of  strong sea breezes in coastal gardens and those hot northerlies which sees the temperature go up above 35C in western Sydney.

1 comment:

  1. Pretty, Pretty.....
    Wish I could be in Sydney!
    All best,
    aka Bay Area Tendrils ;-]