There’s just something about Zinnias, almost as if they represent the coming of Summer!
Summertime Colors, Summertime Happiness….over and over again. That patch of endless colorful flowers you see wisping in the wind, I betcha they are Zinnias! The Zinnia is also known as the Cut & Come Again Flower, meaning simply as it state, you cut and they come again…more Summer color!

Zinnias; Your Guide to The Colors of Summer | Simply Living NC
photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

What Are Zinnias:

  • Zinnias are Easy to Grow Single Stem Flowers
  • Zinnias sizes range from 12″ to 36″ and blooms also vary in size
  • Zinnias come in an array of colors from red, pink, yellow, white and even green
  • Zinnias are Cut and Come Again Flowers
  • Zinnias are Easily Grown from seed, here is a huge pack of 500 seeds!
  • Zinnias are Annual Flowers
  • Zinnias are Deer Resistant

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How To Care For Zinnias:

  • Zinnias Prefer Full Sun, however I’m here to tell ya mine do just fine in partial sun.
  • Simply Plant the Zinnia Seeds, Many say to thin the Zinnias however I do not
  • Water
  • Love Them
  • In Return They will Love You Back by Providing You With a Rainbow of Summer Colors!
  • Don’t be Afraid to DeadHead Your Zinnias, I promise it won’t hurt them…It will Help Them!
  • Don’t be Afraid to Cut Them and Enjoy Them Indoors as Cut Flowers, they will Come Again!

Zinnias; Your Guide to The Colors of Summer | Simply Living NC
photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Zinnias; Your Guide to The Colors of Summer | Simply Living NC
photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Zinnias; Your Guide to The Colors of Summer | Simply Living NC
photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Zinnias; Your Guide to The Colors of Summer | Simply Living NC
photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Where To Plant Zinnias:

  • In a Zinnia Patch dedicated just for them
  • Plant them within a flower bed border
  • You may also plant Zinnias in a Raised Bed
  • Some have even planted Zinnias in Containers or Pots

Zinnias; Your Guide to The Colors of Summer | Simply Living NC
photography by: Erin S. of Simply Living NC

Zinnia Tips:

  • Try to Water At the Bottom, Water On their Leaves Can Cause Powder Mildew
  • Plant In a Location Easily Accessed Because You Will Indeed Want to Photograph Them!
  • Enjoy The Beautiful Butterflies, They are a Bonus to the Beautiful Colors
  • Save their Seeds to Plant Next Season
  • Have fun adding Zinnias in your Lifestyle, this Super Cute Zinnia Purse Will Add some FUN!

I end this blog by saying, plant a Rainbow of Colors…Plant Some Zinnias they will be Your Rainbow of SummerTime in the Sunshine! I’d love to hear all about your Love of Zinnias in a Comment below!
PEACE, LOVE & HAPPY PLANTING,
~Erin