Quick facts and care essentials
• Full sun
• Regular watering
Borne on plants 1 to 3 feet tall, colorful daisylike flowers bloom in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, and purple, as well as white and bicolors.
Space 6 to 12 inches apart. Zinnias are susceptible to mildew; to help prevent it, water at ground level rather than sprinkling.