Heirloom Candy Stripe Zinnias are varied, bright colors, with interesting streaks and spots.
Zinnia elegans are easy to grow, drought tolerant, flowers - loved by bees & insects.
Zinnias are not tolerant of frost or cold, so should be planted late in the year, after all threat of frost has passed.
Zinnias seem to be a favorite of butterflies, and many gardeners add zinnias specifically to attract them.
Zinnias are popular garden flowers because they come in a wide range of flower colors and shapes, and they can withstand hot summer temperatures, and are easy to grow from seeds. They are grown in fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained soil, in an area with full sun. They will reseed themselves each year. Over 100 cultivars have been produced since selective breeding started in the 19th century.