Desert Zinnia

Zinnia grandiflora

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Perennial
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Description: Small, low-growing perennial native to the southwestern United States in some of the most inhospitable locations. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Dark yellow flowers make this an attractive plant for any water-wise landscape. Comes out of dormancy in summer so be patient.
Plant Care: Occasional trimming required for overgrowth along sidewalks and beds and to maintain uniform growth. Minimal fertilization can help to promote new growth.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Mature Size: 4" tall x 15" wide
Utah Native: N
Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Aug

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low

Garden Location:

  • Irrigation Path
    • The Right Way to Spray
  • Neighborhood Landscapes
    • A Desert with Altitude
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter