Today we will talk about a flower that is perfect for summer. Lush even in full sun, it will fill balconies, gardens and borders with color. It is a very simple plant to grow that will give us a colorful and abundant flowering from June until autumn even with little care. Let’s find out what it’s called, where to find it and how to treat it.
The name of a highly regarded species
The plant in question was imported to Europe from Mexico. It is called Zinnia, from the name of the botanist who discovered it. Today, there are about 20 varieties. Which one we choose we will get yellow, white, lilac, red, purple and cream flowers. The shape of the flower can also be different, appearing as a daisy or with multiple layers of petals almost forming a sphere. The most important thing, however, is to know if it is a perennial or an annual, giant or dwarf variety.
But why is this species so popular? First of all, for the beauty and abundance of its flowers. In no time, these can fill a considerable space. Not to mention that they will activate the pleasant pollinating insects, the butterflies. Moreover, we could enjoy their color until autumn.
Where to find the Zinnia
Being a very popular plant, we can find Zinnia quite easily. Florists or nurserymen bring them quite frequently. However, you may need to order them. From the second year onwards, however, it will no longer be necessary to buy them if we want new ones. In fact, burying the seeds of our plant in March will create a luxuriant seedling already in summer.
All the necessary care for a luxuriant flowering
Another reason why many choose Zinnia is the ease of growing it. In fact, it is a very resistant plant that requires little care. It is a plant that appreciates the sun, even direct. It grows well in rich soils but it is not necessary to water it frequently even in summer. Let’s do this only when we notice that this is completely dry. In fact, the Zinnia can not stand water stagnation and cold. It is also a plant that resists diseases and insects well. However, we may find ourselves facing the cochineal.
Here is therefore revealed a very simple plant to grow that will give us a colorful and abundant flowering from June until autumn even with little care.