Zinnia haageana ( Orange Star Zinnia )

‘Orange Star’ is a 10 inch high dwarf variety with a bushy habit. Flowerheads are orange. This is a mildew resistant variety. Outstanding, annual prized for its profuse display of stunning summer flowers. Erect, bushy annual with linear or linear-lance-shaped leaves to 3 inch 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: Orange Star  
Family:Asteraceae  
Size:Height: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 0 ft.  
Plant Category:annuals and biennials, landscape,  
Plant Characteristics:edible flowers, low maintenance, seed start,  
Foliage Characteristics:medium leaves,  
Flower Characteristics:long lasting, old fashioned/heritage, showy,  
Flower Color:oranges, pinks, reds, whites, yellows,  
Tolerances: 


Requirements


Bloomtime Range: Late Summer to Early Fall  
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:Arid to Moist  


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.

Light

Conditions : Sun

Sun is defined as the continuous, direct, exposure to 6 hours (or more) of sunlight per day.

Watering

Planting

Problems

Miscellaneous

Glossary : Container Plant

A plant that is considered to be a good container plant is one that does not have a tap root, but rather a more confined, fibrous root system. Plants that usually thrive in containers are slow- growing or relatively small in size. Plants are more adaptable than people give them credit for. Even large growing plants can be used in containers when they are very young, transplanted to the ground when older. Many woody ornamentals make wonderful container plants as well as annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and bulbs.

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.

Glossary : Landscape Uses

By searching Landscape Uses, you will be able to pinpoint plants that are best suited for particular uses such as trellises, border plantings, or foundations.

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