Elegant cactiflowered zinnia "Cactus multicolor" (mixture of colors).
A luxurious flower with a unique petal shape: the edges of each petal are curled and curved in an amazing way, creating a cactus-shaped inflorescence. Huge double flowers reach 10-12 cm in diameter.
The plant is varied in decorative possibilities: it stands for a long time in a cut, it is excellent in groups, it will decorate any flower garden.
Decorative period: from mid-summer to late autumn.
Height: up to 70 cm.
Inflorescence diameter: 10-12 cm.
Leaves: oval, 8-10 cm long, light green, on long petioles.
Temperature: +10 +20°С.
Lighting: Fairly bright.
Soil moisture: medium.
Watering: regular from late spring to late autumn.
Top dressing: once in spring and summer with liquid fertilizer.
Reproduction: seeds in spring at a temperature of + 15 + 21 ° C.
Soil: a mixture of deciduous soil, sod land, humus, peat, sand (2: 1: 1: 1: 1).
Possible problems: The bulbs are poisonous.
Short description: Zinnia graceful is a thermophilic, light-loving herbaceous annual plant. It is an erect plant with dark green pubescent leaves. The inflorescences are large, bright, double and semi-double. Flowers ligate in shape are different in color: dark purple, pink, orange, yellow.
The plant blooms profusely until frost. If you remove the faded flowers, then the duration of flowering increases.
Low-growing varieties are most widely used for landscaping, for example: Thumbelina, Pulchino and Peter Pan.
It tolerates high air temperatures and low humidity well. It is undemanding to the soil, but with prolonged drought, the plant loses its decorative effect, flowering worsens, the leaves become faded.
To keep the plant in good condition, it is necessary to provide limited but timely watering. Grown in room culture and used for landscaping balconies (dark purple zinnia is especially effective for decorating balconies - it creates a bright spot that can be used to create an interesting and beautiful floral arrangement).
Zinnia can also be recommended for outdoor cultivation in well-lit areas.
Eng.: Elegant zinnia. Suom.: Tsinnia, oppineittenkukka. Sven.: Zinnia. Bot. syn.: Crassina elegans, Zinnia violacea.