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Zinnia grandiflora Rocky Mountain Zinnia SUBSHRUB Z. 4-9
Profuse golden yellow flowers from July through fall, slow to emerge in spring so don't prematurely assume it's gone.
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Profuse golden yellow flowers from July through fall, slow to emerge in spring so don’t prematurely assume it’s gone. Very sweet yellow blooms over long period of time.
Size: 4-6”x 12-15”
Care: full sun in well-drained soil
Native: Colorado & Kansas south to SW U.S.
The name Zinnia honors German botany professor Johann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759). This species 1st collected by Edwin James, physician and botanist on the Long Expedition in 1820.
Zizia aurea, Golden alexanders Z 4-9
In spring, golden umbels
Tiny chartreuse-golden flowers, grouped in umbels, spring. Good cut flower.
Size: 30"x 24"
Care: full sun in moist to moist well-drained soil
Native: from New Brunswick south to Florida - west to Texas, Wisconsin native
Wildlife Value: Primary host for the Missouri Woodland Swallowtail butterfly.
Meskwaki used the root to reduce fevers and the flower stalks to ease headaches. Collected by late 1700’s. Good cut flower.