Zinnia elegans ( Lilliput Zinnia )

‘Lilliput’ bears small double flowerheads. Colors are dark red, pink, purple, and white. Outstanding, annual prized for its profuse display of stunning summer flowers. Lance-shaped leaves are narrow to broad, and bright green, to 3 inches long. Mixed blooms to 5 inches across, in brilliant shades of pink, yellow, white and peach, with many small 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.