April showers bring may flowers, but that doesn’t mean it is too late to plant annuals in May. In fact, May is the best time to plant Zinnias, which will bloom bright and vibrant flowers in June and July.
The Zinnia, a member of the daisy family(1) , is native to the Southwest United States and Mexico but can be grown successfully anywhere with ample sun and water.
Zinnias are a popular garden plant because they come in a variety of colors: white, yellow, orange, pink, and lilac. And, they do well both planted in the ground or as a potted plant.
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Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry, Zinnias are one of the easiest plants to grow! Here’s why:
- Thrive from a seed or as a transplant from you local nursery
- Resilient to bugs
- Resilient to disease
- Require very little attention
- Fantastic option as a colorful boarder plant
- Thrive when blooms are cut – think vibrant bouquets throughout the house at no cost!
- Attract pollinators like bees and Monarch Butterflies.
We want to see your beautiful Zinnias! Post your pictures on Instagram with the #amareplantofthemonth, and we will feature your pics in next month’s newsletter!