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botanical name:
Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince'
Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Dahlia-flowered Zinnia
synonyms:  Zinnia 'Giant Purple Prince'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 8 to 11
description:
Vigorous half-hardy annual, mid-green basal foliage and from July, tall sturdy stems bearing very large double, rosy purple flowers. Disease and mildew resistant.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun. Frost tender.

propagation:
From seed, in containers in early spring or, probably better, in-situ around May.

usage:
Bedding schemes, borders, good for cutting

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