Persian Carpet Zinnia

Zinnia haageana

Compact plants with burnished, ringed petals.

This low-growing zinnia forms a mounded carpet of blooms in red, scarlet, orange, and gold evoking the colors and ornate design of a Persian rug. Many of the simple and double blooms are strikingly two-toned much like the sought-after imperfections in natural textile dyeing known as abrash.

The deep green leaves are smaller and narrower than common zinnias (Zinnia elegans), and its form is bushier and more compact: in other words, great for sunny borders, beds, and containers. Thin-but-sturdy stems hold up well in vase arrangements. Productive and long blooming, heat and drought resistant as tough and beautiful as a well-made rug.

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Direct sow after last frost. Or, sow indoors 4-6 weeks earlier, then transplant into average garden soil in a mostly sunny location. Too much fertility may result in more foliage and fewer blooms. Pinch off spent flower heads for continued blooming until frost, or let some go to seed to save for next season. 

Days to Germination 3-10
Days to Maturity 70
Planting Depth ¼"
Spacing in Row 8"
Spacing Between Rows 12"
Height at Maturity 12-16"
Width at Maturity 12-16"
Sun Preference Full to Little Sun

Silicon Valley-based artist Adeline Wang uses the old technique of Punch needle embroidery to translate her colorful designs into contemporary home goods.

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