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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
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.

Well drained soil in full sun. Frost tender.

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

Bedding schemes, borders, good for cutting

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