Flowers - Zinnia, Orange King

$299 USD

The Orange King Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) is a tender annual with a long 3-month blooming period. Produces huge 4"-5" double blossoms with small, oval mandarin-orange petals around a dark center. Grows 2'-3' tall on sturdy stems with lance-shaped foliage. Zingy as a long-lasting cut flower in a bouquet or vase.

  • Life cycle: Annual
  • Bloom season: Spring, summer, fall
  • Attracts: Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators
  • Flower meaning: Acclaim, affection, ambition, endurance, farewell, friendship, family bonds, power, remembrance, strength


  • Botanical name: Zinnia elegans
  • Hardiness zones: 2-11
  • Planting season: Spring, summer
  • Days to maturity: 60-70 days
  • Cold stratify: No
  • Depth to plant seeds: 1/4" deep
  • Spacing between plants: 12"-18" apart
  • Days to germinate (sprout): 5-7 days
  • Germination soil temps: 70F-75F
  • Soil types: Sandy, loamy, rich, moist, well-drained
  • Soil pH: 5.5-7.5
  • Water needs: Average
  • Sun needs: Full sun
  • Frost tolerant: No
  • Drought tolerant: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes

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