Zinnia haageana ( Persian Carpet Zinnia )

‘Persian Carpet’ is a dwarf variety with a compact and spreading habit. Flowerheads are small and semi-double to double, measuring 1 to 1.5 inches. Flowerheads are quite resistant to weather. Wide range of bicolors and tricolors. Good bedding plant. Outstanding, annual prized for its profuse display of stunning summer flowers. Erect, bushy annual with linear or linear-lance-shaped leaves to 3 inches long and coated with bristley hairs. Produces daisy-like flowers with broad petals. Thrives in sunny areas. Ideal for annual for the beginner. A must for the cutting border. Powdery mildew can be a problem in humid areas such as the South. Plants started from seed around the 4th of July seem to have less of a problem. Remove spent flowers to encourage new blooms.



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Characteristics

Cultivar: Persian Carpet  
Family: Asteraceae  
Size: Height: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 0 ft.  
Plant Category: annuals and biennials,  
Plant Characteristics: edible flowers, seed start,  
Foliage Characteristics: evergreen,  
Flower Characteristics: long lasting, old fashioned/heritage, showy,  
Flower Color: oranges, pinks, reds, whites, yellows,  
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Requirements


Bloomtime Range: not applicable  
USDA Hardiness Zone: undefined  
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant  
Light Range: Sun to Full Sun  
pH Range: Not defined for this plant  
Soil Range: Clay Loam to Clay Loam  
Water Range: Normal to Normal  


Plant Care

Fertilizing

How-to : Fertilization for Annuals and Perennials

Annuals and perennials may be fertilized using: 1.water-soluble, quick release fertilizers; 2. temperature controlled slow-release fertilizers; or 3. organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion. Water soluble fertilizers are generally used every two weeks during the growing season or per label instructions. Controlled, slow-release fertilizers are worked into the soil ususally only once during the growing season or per label directions. For organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion, follow label directions as they may vary per product.

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Glossary : Seed Start

Seed Start: easily propagated from seed.

Glossary : pH

pH, means the potential of Hydrogen, is the measure of alkalinity or acidity. In horticulture, pH refers to the pH of soil. The scale measures from 0, most acid, to 14, most alkaline. Seven is neutral. Most plants prefer a range between 5.5 and about 6.7, an acid range, but there are plenty of other plants that like soil more alkaline, or above 7. A pH of 7 is where the plant can most easily absorb the most nutrients in the soil. Some plants prefer more or less of certain nutrients, and therefore do better at a certain pH.

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