How to grow Zinnia peruviana

Zinnia peruviana grow and care – shrub‎ or subshrub of the genus Zinnia also known as Peruvian zinnia, Zinnia peruviana annual used as ornamental, cut flower and attract pollinator’s plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 3+.

Leaves color green in elliptic to linear shape.

Zinnia peruviana flower

Flower color can be: red, pink, orange, purple, white or yellow can be more than one color.

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Requirements for Zinnia peruviana growing and care:

Rich soil, organic matter

How to care:
Fertilize at least one time, put mulch to keep the soil moist, cut deadhead

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction – start by cutting for stems put the stem, better peat soil but possible other soil like potting mix, take care to have moist soil and high humidity, better to start in the winter indoor or in greenhouse and take it out in the spring

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring after last frost to summer in hardiness zone 3-10a, autumn to spring in hardiness zone 10b-11a, all year in hardiness zone 11b+

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, thrips

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves and dead flowers, better to prune before the flower die and even to use it as cut flower, than the plant will have new flowers

Size of the plant:
30-80 cm, 12-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, possible little less sun, but it will affect the amount of flowers

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No, but possible on the window with direct sun

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with container that bigger than the plant at least 200%, use potting mix or peat soil with perlite and mix it with hummus and organic matter, use chopped mulch to keep the soil moist, let the bottom of the pot fill in water but dry in the same day, drainage of the soil is important and need to make enough holes.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / in hot climate can bloom also in the autumn-winter

General information about the flower:
Flower color can be: red, pink, orange, purple, white or yellow can be more than one color.

Scientific name:

Zinnia peruviana

How to grow Zinnia peruviana

Zinnia peruviana grow and care

Growing Zinnia peruviana

Zinnia peruviana blooming season

Zinnia peruviana plant care

Zinnia peruviana plant

Zinnia peruviana


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Subshrub
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9