A classic Zinnia seasonal flower

They have something to do with the fact that I like Zinnias.

The Zinnia is a plant that for many years that pass, is still used because it is always a success in any group or mixture.

It is a plant of the family of the compounds. That he was baptized by the last name of a botanist Mr. Zin

It has intense green leaves, placed opposite and I would not define them precisely as soft …

The Zinnia elegant is as I say a seasonal plant, which is grown for its flowers that can be of a great diversity of colors. Within the diversity there are also double, simple flowers … just as the differences in size between some plants and others are due to the diversity of varieties obtained and that we can obtain well grown, well in seed sachets…

Some varieties are dwarf, others reach the subway…As I say great variety for the gardener to choose.

They are very “grateful” plants because giving them minimal care they give us their flowering from the end of spring to autumn.

What requirements do they have? Sun or not much shade at least, a soil rich in nutrients and well-drained but to which we will water, keeping it moist; so that, the Zinnias shine in their splendor.

They are plants as I say summer season since the first frosts will end them.

Although they can suffer from diseases, in general, they are the “usual” that we all know and can be treated more or less easily.

The great diversity of sizes and shapes makes them very versatile in mixed color groups, monochromatic massifs, compositions with other seasonal plants, for potting, such as cut flowers…

As in many plants, eliminating withered flowers will help them bloom more intensely.

They are easy plants to germinate and in general to grow. Maybe that’s why in the School of Agricultural Engineering of Palencia, we will use them with the inevitable petunias to carry out the practices of growing seasonal plants.

And I can’t resist commenting on what I’ve done with other species lately: they are a classic that to a greater or lesser extent does not disappear from the shelves of nurseries and seed shops …

In general, in many gardens where plants are cared for, but not as many as those that require more delicate species, the Zinnias continue to flourish year after year. Chance? I don’t believe …

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