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Zinnia haageana ‘Aztec Sunset’

Mexican zinnia

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Flowers

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Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Zinnia haageana 'Aztec Sunset'
  • Common name: Mexican zinnia
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Orange

Foliage colour:

Green

Known as the Mexican zinnia, Zinnia haageana have smaller, narrower leaves, making them more tolerant of hot, dry conditions and winds. Zinnias are commonly used as summer bedding plants, where they provide a splash of colour in borders and pots.

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‘Aztec Sunset’ bears masses of double flowers in a variety of colours, on dwarf, bushy plants. Plants have excellent weather resistance and are ideal for dotting around a sunny border or planting in pots for a patio display.

How to grow Zinnia 'Aztec Sunset'

  • Plant size

    60cm height

    20cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • 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 'Aztec Sunset' and wildlife

Zinnia 'Aztec Sunset' 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 'Aztec Sunset' poisonous?

Zinnia 'Aztec Sunset' 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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