Zinnias have bright, solitary, daisy-like flower heads on a single, erect stem. The most common zinnia is “dahlia-flowered” and grows up to three feet. Other types are “cactus-flowered.”
Zinnia flowers are actually an herb that belongs to the aster family. They are named after the German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn. There are both annual and perennial zinnia plants.
These originally came from Mexico and are notable for their single, long-stemmed flowers that are available in a variety of different colors.
These popular garden flowers are available in more than 100 different varieties. They have leaves that are opposite and usually they dont have a stalk. The leaves range in shape from linear to ovate and in color from pale to middle green.
Their flowers also come in a variety of appearances including a single row of petals and a dome shape.