In order to maximize visual interest, your landscape should include a variety of depth, color, and height. Achieving this level of interest within your planting design can be difficult without a planting specifically chosen to incorporate color. Zinnias are an excellent choice for adding color within your Westchester County, NY, landscaping, but the advantages don’t end there. Read on to discover what this attractive flower can offer.
The Zinnia “Profusion” Series
The Profusion series offers a hybrid combination of the best characteristic of Zinnia augustifolia and Zinnia elegans. This hardy annual peaks from early summer to fall, depending on the variation, offering an abundance of brightly colored clusters of fine petalled flowers. The flowers are typically around 2 inches across and are known to attract a number of species of butterfly. Along with their colorful petals, the Zinnia displays a brightly colored ringed centre that is most commonly yellow to orange.
Zinnias will readily grow in any area with plentiful sun. You can choose to have the flowers transplanted from pots started indoors or have the seeds sown yourself shortly before the last frost of the season. Zinnias are also drought tolerant and have an undemanding water requirement. They’re suited to a wide range of soil types and PH levels. Making sure that the blooms remain consistent throughout the blooming season simply requires pinching off the buds when they fade, facilitating new growth. You will be hard pressed to find another option with as versatile aesthetics and little required maintenance. Best of all, you can simply distribute the seed at the right time of year, ensure that the yard receives enough water, and wait on a stunning assortment of growth when the middle of summer arrives.
Variety of Color
With shades that span the full spectrum of colors, the Zinnia offers brilliancy and versatility for any landscape. Whether you prefer a rainbow homage or a monochromatic focus within your planting bed, Zinnias provide a solution. For a multi-colored aesthetic, choose the Persian Carpet, Come and Cut Me Again, or Lilliput Mix varieties. Alternatively, Cherry Queen, Will Roger, and Super Yoga provide a diverse aesthetic with bright red coloring. The plethora of varieties available mean that any color plan can be appropriately developed; any color considered or desired can be provided with a choice of Zinnia planting.
As a companion within a planting bed, Zinnias offer an ideal mix of characteristics. Whether the issue addressed is texture, height, or color, Zinnias are diverse. They come in all sorts of heights from six inches to greater than 3 feet high, adding visual interest to any bed. Moreover, they’re excellent companion plants for perennials as you wait for them to fill out and bloom, and the different budding and growing patterns create diverse textures and visual stimuli. The results are both surprising and satisfying. Allow a Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development professional to guide you through planning and choices for the highest degree of landscaping success.