Zinnia grandiflora Gold on Blue
Gold on Blue Prairie Zinnia
DetailsPlant Select 2014. 4" tall x 15" wide. A superb native groundcover plant for slopes and dry areas, Zinnia grandiflora ‘Gold on Blue’ (Gold on Blue Prairie Zinnia) is an unusually large-growing form of Prairie Zinnia. Blooming in summer with golden-yellow daisies, the foliage develops a distinct blue tinge. Spreading by suckers, ‘Gold on Blue’ is a vigorous spreader, so plant it among larger, taller plants.
|Common Name||Gold on Blue Prairie Zinnia|
|Botanical Name||Zinnia grandiflora Gold on Blue|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||4" tall|
|Mature Spread||15" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late summer to fall|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Special Groups||High Country Gardens Introduction|
|Ideal Region||Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Planting Tips for Zinnia grandiflora
These plants won’t begin to grow until warm summer weather has arrived. The long thin string-like roots are brittle and do not like to be disturbed when transplanting, so don’t scratch out the root ball. When transplanting while it is still cold, water the plant thoroughly only once. Continued watering during cold weather will rot the roots. Don’t start to water regularly until the weather warms and the plants begin to grow.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Zinnia grandiflora Gold on Blue:
This plant met and went beyond my expectations. It was planted in a low water garden (watered once a month, weekly in 90+ degree weather in our hot dry summers), in lean clay with 2" gravel mulch. So bright and eager to flower. I planted just one to see how it would do in that area and will definitely add more.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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