Zinnia elegans is an annual flowering plant native to Mexico. The uncultivated form grows to a height of 75cm and has a solitary, daisy-type flower head.
There are now many cultivated forms of Zinnia elegans, which are grown as bushy annual bedding plants in vivid shades of red, orange and deep pink. Single varieties are attractive to pollinating insects, particularly hoverflies. Zinnias thrive in hot, dry conditions, so grow them in well-drained soil in a sunny border.
‘Orange King’ is a tall-growing zinnia, bearing showy, semi-double orange blooms on tall stems. It’s ideal for using to fill gaps in the border, and also works well in container displays.
Zinnia ‘Orange king’ and wildlife
Zinnia ‘Orange king’ is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.
Is Zinnia ‘Orange king’ poisonous?
Zinnia ‘Orange king’ has no toxic effects reported.