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Karla January 23, 2019 07:05 AM

Zinnias
 
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Pics from this past summer.

GoDawgs January 23, 2019 10:28 AM

Nice! Which zinnias are those? Zinnias are so easy and they sure bring the butterflies and other pollinators around. We always plant a strip of them along the fence at the side of the garden. I like the taller ones as it makes deadheading easier on my back. And they're usually half red ones and half yellow ones.

Karla January 23, 2019 01:03 PM

I grew the green envy zinnias, dark purple,Will Roger's,Red man cactus, Burpeeanea Giants,candystripe, a few others for the pollinators. I loved watching the butterflies and hummingbirds.
So easy to grow and added eye popping color.

Karla January 23, 2019 01:08 PM

The orange king zinnia, one of my favorites.

SpookyShoe January 30, 2019 05:35 PM

Nice flowers!

Karla January 30, 2019 07:47 PM

Thank You!

MdTNGrdner January 30, 2019 10:39 PM

Is the Orange King the third photo, with the butterfly?

And which is that velvety purple one in the second photo, do you know? Beautiful.

They are all lovely!

Karla January 31, 2019 01:10 AM

[QUOTE=MdTNGrdner;725367]Is the Orange King the third photo, with the butterfly?

And which is that velvety purple one in the second photo, do you know? Beautiful.

They are all lovely![/QUOTE]
The zinnia is a dark purple zinnia, I purchased from Crosmans seeds. Will Rogers, zinnias is a true red color zinnia with the monarch butterfly. I will see if I took a pic of the orange king zinnia,

PlainJane January 31, 2019 06:41 AM

Zinnias are the best! Easy to sprout, fast growing, butterflies and even hummingbirds love them.
Now if only they had fragrance lol!

GoDawgs January 31, 2019 08:40 AM

These are Will Rogers and Daffodil, what I use every year along the fence by the edge of the garden. Those colors seem to attract the most butterflies for me. The height is just right for me for deadheading but not so tall they eventually fall over.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/UuIfkCP.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/XyqcRGf.jpg[/IMG]

Karla January 31, 2019 04:32 PM

Beautiful! Zinnias. I like the Will Roger zinnias, one of my favorite red zinnias.

Karla January 31, 2019 04:33 PM

Wish zinnias was fragrant too.

Karla January 31, 2019 08:06 PM

Zinnias
 
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Pics of zinnias

MdTNGrdner January 31, 2019 09:52 PM

Oh, so pretty!

PhilaGardener February 1, 2019 06:37 AM

Yes, very nice! We have powdery mildew problems here in the late summer - those leaves look great!

roper2008 February 1, 2019 07:57 AM

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Gorgeous Zinnia's Karla. I love zinnia's too, and have to have them for my butterfly garden. I grew a mixed packet of California Giants, but the color below is my favorite color out of that packet. It's almost like an unreal color for a flower, it has like a fluorescents to it. I wish I knew the name, it's not Purple Prince. I took this picture towards the end of the season, when they always get powdery mildew and leaf spots. I saved seeds, so this color will be all over my front yard.

NicolasGarcia February 1, 2019 08:01 AM

[QUOTE=GoDawgs;725402]These are Will Rogers and Daffodil, what I use every year along the fence by the edge of the garden. Those colors seem to attract the most butterflies for me. The height is just right for me for deadheading but not so tall they eventually fall over.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/UuIfkCP.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/XyqcRGf.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE]

Thank you very much for sharing these beautiful photos.
I remember as a child that there were many butterflies where he lived like the ones he has in the photos, unfortunately, for many years I have not seen any again.
Nico

agee12 February 1, 2019 09:06 AM

@Karla, do you seed save?

ScottinAtlanta February 1, 2019 02:09 PM

How do yall keep your zinnias short? Mine grow 8 feet tall and are impossible to stake.

Karla February 1, 2019 03:14 PM

I do save seed from my zinnias.

Karla February 1, 2019 03:18 PM

Scott, your zinnia is pretty. Love the color.
Last summer, I enjoyed! the butterflies and hummingbirds.
My zinnias grew about 3 ft. tall.
I like plenty of color in the flower garden.

roper2008 February 1, 2019 04:49 PM

Mine gets really tall, but the wind knocks them down.

Cole_Robbie February 2, 2019 01:12 PM

I grew almost every variety of zinnia that harris seed carries last summer. I liked Bennary's Giant Mix and Fruit Smoothie Mix, also the Cactus Mix. My favorite potted varieties are Short Stuff and Zinnitia.

ScottinAtlanta February 2, 2019 08:56 PM

Cole, I can't find a single hit for Zinnitia. Where did you get your seeds?

Nan_PA_6b February 2, 2019 09:25 PM

[QUOTE=ScottinAtlanta;725566]How do yall keep your zinnias short? Mine grow 8 feet tall and are impossible to stake.[/QUOTE]
You buy a short variety.

Cole_Robbie February 3, 2019 01:46 PM

[QUOTE=ScottinAtlanta;725797]Cole, I can't find a single hit for Zinnitia. Where did you get your seeds?[/QUOTE]

Maybe I spelled it wrong. Harris has it. I actually like Short Stuff better, but the seeds are harder to find. The color mix is a little heavy with orange. You dont quite get an equal number of each color.

Karla February 3, 2019 09:00 PM

Thank You!

roper2008 February 4, 2019 07:40 AM

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MdTNGrdner February 4, 2019 02:05 PM

Zinnia mode
 
Thanks to everyone's lovely photos and some online search images (it can't possibly be [I]my[/I] fault :)) ), I'm in zinnia mode.

So I went looking for Fruit Smoothie Mix and didn't see it anywhere online except Burpee and Home Depot - maybe Harris stopped carrying it? I did find it at our local Home Depot, though :) Thanks Cole_Robbie!

Has anyone tried the Tequila Lime variety? :lol: :roll:

gdaddybill February 4, 2019 03:30 PM

Very Pretty! Zinnias literally suck butterflies out of the sky.


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