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Zinnia F1 'Zowie! Yellow Flame'

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'Zowie! Yellow Flame' is the first semi-tall zinnia with a unique bicolor pattern. Each bloom flames with a scarlet-rose center and yellow petal edges. There is no other zinnia with this fiery design. In addition, this bicolor pattern is consistent from one plant to another. As expected, there are more desirable traits from 'Zowie! Yellow Flame.' Gardeners will be glad to learn 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' is easy to grow from seed, young bedding plants or flowering potted plants. 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' will prove its long flowering season with dazzling blooms from early summer to final killing frost. During this season-long color, 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' blooms can be cut for bouquets. The University of Maryland conducted cut flower trials and found 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' had a vaselife of up to two weeks.

'Zowie! Yellow Flame' is highly recommended for containers because plants are heat and fairly drought tolerant. With zinnia plants in containers, gardeners will find less time is spent watering. 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' functions well as the tall centerpiece plant surrounded by other full-sun annuals, such as yellow marigolds or purple-leaved foliage plants. Gardeners can depend on 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' to illuminate any garden plantings.

AAS WINNER DATA

Genus species: Zinnia elegans
Common name: Zinnia
Unique qualities: New flower colors, consistent Semi-double bloom, long vaselife as cut flower
Flower size: 3-4 inches
Form: Semi-double
Color(s): Flame - yellow with scarlet-rose center
Plant height: 24-29 inches
Width: 26-27 inches
Garden Spacing: 24 inches
Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 8 weeks
Closest comparison(s) on market: 'Whirligig Mix,' 'Sun Red'

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Date last revised: 01/05/2010