Although zinnias did not become popular garden plants until late in the nineteenth century, Zinnia peruviana was grown in eighteenth-century gardens and was sold by Philadelphia nurseryman in 1804. This South American annual grows to three of four feet and produces mixed yellow and orange pastel flowers throughout the summer. The small but attractive flowers are very different from the improved hybrids now so popular. Plant seeds after the last frost in the spring in a sunny garden site.
Approximately 25-30 seeds per pack.
Line Drawing from New Britton and Brown Illustrated Flora
by H. A. Gleason (1958).