Zinnia Elegans Close Up
Common Names: Zinnia or youth-and-old-age
This is a front-on view of the Zinnia Elegans bloom. Beautiful symmetry, color, and detail:
This photo highlights the “pineapple” on the top of the bloom. Also, note the tiny flowers on the top.
For more information about the Zinnia Elegans flower, visit the Wikipedia site. Here is some of the most significant information from that site:
Zinnias are popular garden plants with hundreds of cultivars in many flower colors, sizes and forms. There are giant forms with flower heads up to 6 in (15 cm) in diameter.
Flower colours range from white and cream to pinks, reds, and purples, to green, yellow, apricot, orange, salmon, and bronze. Some are striped, speckled or bicoloured. There are “pom-pom” forms that resemble dahlias. Sizes range from dwarf varieties of less than 6 inches (15 cm) in height to 3 feett (0.9 m) tall….
Zinnias grow easily and prefer well-drained, loamy soil and full sun. They grow best in dry, warm, frost-free regions, and many kinds are drought-tolerant. Some may be grown indoors.