Different Styles of Zinnia Flowers for Garden Diversity

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Different Styles of Zinnia Flowers for Garden Diversity

There are more than 20 zinnia species and hundreds of different cultivars and hybrids.  Zinnias come in a wide range of sizes, from small plants for borders to plants over three feet tall that hold the flowers on long stems perfect for cutting. The more you cut, the more flowers zinnia plants will produce. Whether you're a beginner or an expert gardener, zinnias offer something for everyone. 

Bloom Types and Petal Styles

Zinnias come in a dazzling array of types and styles, catering to every gardener's preference. You'll find single-flowered varieties, perfect for a minimalist yet elegant garden look. These have one row of petals and a visible, open center. If you're inclined towards something more opulent, the double-flowered varieties, with their numerous layers of petals, are a sight to behold. Then there are the semi-doubles, striking a perfect balance between the two.

Flower Shapes

Zinnias are also classified based on their flower shapes whether they are the dahlia-style pompoms, the cactus-flowered varieties with their quill-like petals, or the classic dome-shaped blooms.

Color Palette of Zinnias

One of the most exciting aspects of zinnias is their color palette. These flowers paint your garden in almost every hue imaginable. From radiant reds and bold oranges to pastel pinks, sunny yellows, deep purples, and even striking greens. There are also multicolored varieties that bring a playful charm to any garden setting.        

Unique Features: More Than Just Pretty Flowers

Zinnias are not just beautiful,  these flowers boast unique features that make them a practical choice for gardeners looking for assortments and combinations. They come in various sizes, from compact varieties ideal for container gardening to taller types that create stunning backdrops in garden beds. Their petal arrangements are not only beautiful; they're also beneficial for pollinators. Zinnias attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, making your garden a wildlife and pollinator haven. In addition, they're resilient, thrive in warm weather, and are relatively easy to grow from seed.    

Growing Zinnias from Seed: A Rewarding Experience

For those who haven't tried growing zinnias from seed, you're in for a delightful experience. Park Seed offers a wide range of zinnia seeds, perfect for every gardener's needs. Growing them from seed allows you to witness the entire life cycle of these extraordinary flowers, from a tiny seed to a stunning bloom. It's a rewarding process that enhances your connection with nature.  

Whether you're looking for seeds to start a zinnia garden or seeking new varieties to add to your collection, we have everything you need.              

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