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.
‘Pop Art’ bears large, golden flowers flecked with red, on tall stems. Flowers last well in water and make an excellent cut flower.
Zinnia ‘Pop art’ and wildlife
Zinnia ‘Pop art’ is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.