Growing Zinnias in My Garden

I love growing Zinnias in my garden. With their long straight stems they are a great flower to cut and put in bouquets. Zinnias are durable and can outlast other flowers in a bouquet. The more you cut them the more they grow. Zinnias can also handle our hot Utah summers. I planted a few different varieties in my garden this spring. I started the seeds indoors near a sunny window about the middle of April. I planted them in my cutting garden around May 15.  This year I tried a new variety called Zinnia Envy. It’s a pretty lime green color and I think it steals the show in the garden and in any arrangement. Growing Zinnia Envy in my utah

Zinnia EnvyZinnia and Snapdragon bouquet from my Utah garden-myflowerjournal

Zinnia Envy is the focal point in this bouquet with Zinnias, Salvia and Snapdragons. I used hardy Geranium leaves and Day Lily Leaves for filler. Zinnia Queen Red Lime from Burpee Seed shared on

Zinnia Queen Red Lime Photo from Burpee Seed.

Next year I plan to grow more Zinnias in my garden . I want to try Zinnia Queen Red Lime. I love the unique color combination and vintage look. Wouldn’t it look stunning combined with Zinnia Envy. This summer isn’t even over  and I am already planning next year’s garden!

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13 Responses to Growing Zinnias in My Garden

  1. Zinnias have become my favorite annual however I’ve never seen that beautiful green one. Ever since I discovered them I plant them every year in the front of my house. Thanks Tammy!

  2. I planted these lime green Zinnias this season too. Unfortunately I have only had two blossoms so it may be too hot for them here. Did you have a lot of luck with yours? I thought they were beautiful so I would love any tips you might have.

  3. Hi Tammy,

    Well, you have made a convert out of me: I’m definitely planting zinnias this coming spring!! If you think it’s hot in Utah, you can’t imagine what we get here on the island! I’ve been looking for a strong and ‘durable’ flower to withstand the wicked winds we get up here on the top of the hill! What a gorgeous bouquet of colour and texture and styling! Thanks for the inspiration!


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