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. Abundant, long-blooming golden-yellow flowers make this an attractive plant for any water-wise landscape. Comes out of dormancy in summer, so be patient. Prefers full sun and well-drained soil.
Plant Care: Remove spent blooms to promote rebloom later. As plants become dormant in the fall, remove dead leaves and stems.

Plant Attributes:

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Mature Size: 4" tall x 15" wide
Utah Native: No
Plant Select: No
Salt Tolerant: Unknown
Deer Resistant: Yes
Pollinator Friendly: Yes
Localscapes: Infill Plant, Park Strip Plant
Foliage Interest: No
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Period: Jun - Sep

Plant Needs:

Light Requirement: Sun
Irrigation Requirement:     Very Low

Garden Location:

  • Neighborhood Landscapes
    • A Desert with Altitude
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter