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Annual Biennial

Zinnia elegans 'Dreamland Red' (Dreamland Series)

zinnia 'Dreamland Red'

'Dreamland Red' is a compact annual to around 30cm tall with oval to lance-shaped leaves. Fully double, flat-petalled, bright red flowers to 10cm across are borne from summer into autumn

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Red Green
Autumn Red Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Zinnia can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs, with branching stems bearing opposite leaves and solitary terminal flower-heads in summer

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a fertile, well drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed; resents root disturbance so either sow in situ in late spring after the danger of frost has passed or take care when transplanting from seed sown under cover with heat in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Garden edging
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Pinch back stems of young plants to encourage branching unless long-stemmed flowers are required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be affected by foot and root rot, grey moulds, fungal leaf spot and powdery mildews

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