Common Name: Zinnia
Skill Level: Experienced
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light
Time to plant seeds: March to April
Flowering period: July to October
Zinnias are grown for their colourful, long-lasting flower-heads and are easy to grow. However, since plants originate from south-west US and Mexico, they tend to benefit from hot, dry summers. 'Envy' is an interesting colour form. It produces semi-double, creamy-lime green, dahlia-like blooms that make good cut flowers.