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Zinnia elegans ‘Queen Red Lime’

Zinnia

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  • Botanical name: Zinnia elegans 'Queen Red Lime'
  • Common name: Zinnia
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

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. 

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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.

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‘Queen Red Lime’ is a lovely zinnia with unusual with red flowers with lime tips to each petal edge. Growing to a height of 60cm, it’s ideal for using to fill gaps in the border, and also works well in container displays. It makes an excellent cut flower.

How to grow Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime' and wildlife

Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime' poisonous?

Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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