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Prairie Zinnia

Zinnia grandiflora

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1' × 1-2'
Flowering Season June-September
Flower Color Gold
Minimum Temperature Range -20 °F
Leaf Description Thin, opposite
Fruit Short, bristly
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Elevation Range 3000-7500 ft.
Description A mounding subshrub found in northern, and southeastern Arizona. The gold flowers, on a dense mound of foliage light up roadsides and rocky slopes in the summer. This species works well when blended with other grasses/wildflowers such as Goodding's verbena (Glandularia gooddingii), globe mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), and blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)