Colorful zinnias burst into explosive bloom from late summer right through Halloween, filling our gardens, borders and containers with a riot of spectacular color.
A favorite of many gardeners throughout our area, these traditional blooms welcome a whole new generation of gardeners with all new shapes, flowering forms and colors.
There are dwarf zinnias, giant zinnias, single zinnias, pom-pom zinnias, traditional cone shaped flowers, as well as spectacular, ragged cactus bloomers or spiny zinnias.
They come in every color of the rainbow, as well as many spectacular and fun color patterns.
In addition to the long-lasting beauty they provide in our gardens, beds, borders and containers, zinnias are especially important to late season pollinators and nectar feeders.
As the summer bloom season winds down, the zinnias are just heating up, providing a bounty of nutritious food for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and more.