Zinnia acerosa

Zinnia acerosa

Desert zinnia

Previous scientific name(s): Zinnia pumila

Low moisture requirement; full sun. Attractive, dense-growing species forming rounded shrub-like clumps and bearing numerous cream-colored flowers. Prefers clay soils and is normally found on dry mesas, alluvial slopes, or sites where caliche conditions exist. A hardy plant occurring most commonly in areas from 2,500 to 5,000 feet in elevation.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 18 
in.
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
2,500 
- 5,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Best

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
45.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
392,500
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Cream
Blooming Season: 
Spring