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Zinnias and Marigolds

by Trevor E Holewinski

Zinnias and marigolds are perennials and will do well in most climates. They have a classic look and are very low maintenance. The flowers of both genuses come in warm shades and a variety of colors, from white to orange and chartreuse. Many heirloom varieties are award winners. The colors of zinnias range from pink to red.

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Both zinnias and marigold plants are easy to grow and care for. Dwarf zinnias and marigold varieties make stunning mass plantings and borders. Dwarf zinneas are newer, and the Zahara series includes some All-America Selections winners. Dwarf marigolds include Janie, Queen Sophia, and Aurora. Dahlberg dais and cos are also easy annuals, and they are great for cutting gardens.

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The zinnia and marigold flower is a bright, showy plant that can bloom from early summer to early fall. The flowers of zinnias can grow to approximately 3.5 inches across. The flower form varies with the variety, but they are typically single flowers with a golden heart in between. For showy varieties, they may be in the form of a pompom or have double blooms.

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Zinnias are biennial or annual plants and grow as close as three inches apart. The umbels of zinnias can be as large as five inches in diameter. These partnering plants are beautiful and easy to care for. They make for colorful arrangements in the garden. And they will also repel powdery mildew, so it’s worth the effort. If you have a problem with powdery mildew, try moving them to a different spot next year.

Zinnias and marigolds can be planted in the soil directly. But there are some important considerations. First, they do not need to be transplanted; they can be grown in containers or container. There are also many varieties of zinnias and marigold, including African and Taishan. Aside from the color of the bloom, marigolds have a wide range of flowering durations.

Zinnias and marigolds are perennials that can be grown in most climates. They are a must-have in any garden, as their blooms will give your landscape a great deal of color and vibrancy. A few precautions are necessary to protect your zinnias from powdery mildew, though. These flowers are not prone to diseases and are suitable for many types of garden.

Marigolds and zinnias require minimal preparation and can bloom within a couple of weeks. In Louisiana, marigolds usually decline by June, and petal blight is a common disease. Spider mites are less prevalent in August. Depending on where you live, zinnias and marigold can match your existing garden’s colors. This versatile plant can even complement your existing interior decor.