23 September 2015

Do-It-Yourself Flower Tips and Inspiration - # 9 - Zinnia


This time 'Do-It-Yourself Flower Tips and Inspiration' is all about Zinnia.
  • Zinnias are native to Mexico and some other South American countries.
  • They are in the Asteraceae family and resembles Asters, daisies and sunflowers.
  • The Zinnia is named after the German professor in botany Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759).

  • They come in a vast variety of colours including hot pink, white, mustard yellow, tangerine orange, red, purple and lilac.
  • There are also some varieties that has unusual muted palettes and interesting variegated colour combinations
  • They are loved by butterflies and hummingbirds.

  • A lot of gardeners find them a bit tricky to grow due to their tendency to develop mould. 
  • They also hate having their roots disturbed and its important not to sow the seeds too early - as they like it warm.
  • Zinnias are a great late summer to mid-autumn flower.

  • Zinnias look fabulous in a vase just on their own. Especially the bright ones that needs nothing else.
  • Here I'm featuring two different coloured Zinnias in some of the more muted colours.
  • I have still used the two colours separately - but using the same vase to give some interesting colour combinations.   


The vase I've used is a vintage pewter vase - neutral in colour but still making a statement with its tall narrow shape and nice texture.

The lovely flowers are British grown by Cel Robertson on her flower farm in Norfolk called Forever Green Flower Company.


Enjoy your flower arranging and have a great floral day!

I will be back later in the week with more floral delights from 'Of Spring and Summer'.

~ xoxo ~


[Images: © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

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martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

J'apprends beaucoup de choses en vous lisant... Les zinnias sont de très belles fleurs. Ils ont un joli port de tête.
Ceux que vous avez choisis pour votre vase en étain sont superbes.

Gros bisous ♡

Frances said...

Ingrid, thank you for reminding me that bright and oh so colorful zinnias are Mexican in origen. I remember seeing paper flowers made in Mexico that probably used zinnias for their color and petal inspiration.

Happy blooms! xo

Madelief said...

Beautiful Ingrid! One of my favourite flowers!

Madelief x

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