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botanical name:
Zinnia peruviana
Zinnia peruviana © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Zinnia multiflora, Zinnia pauciflora, Chrysogonum peruvianum
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.80m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Annual with slightly hairy opposite, narrowly oblong to ovate leaves and erect stems carrying orange-red flowerheads with conspicuous dark centres that have small yellow disc florets.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in full sun.

propagation:
From seed

other notes:
South American native found from Mexico to Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Also naturlised in some parts of Africa.

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