These great sun lovers can take the heat

Sunset  –  June 14, 2006

Zinnias add long-lasting color to summer gardens and are equally at home in beds, borders, and pots.

Bloom color: yellow, orange, white, coral, pink, red, salmon, lavender, purple, rose

Bloom size: 1½ to 7 inches across

Plant size: from 6 inches to 4 feet tall and 1 to 3 feet wide depending on the variety

Exposure: Full sun

Companions: Sunflowers, dahlias, salvias, phormium, ornamental grasses