Zinnia acerosa

Latin Name: Zinnia acerosa
Common Name: White Flowering Zinnia, Desert Zinnia
Mature Height (ft): 8-12"
Mature Width: 12-18"

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Low mounding.
Mulch: Inorganic

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White flowering zinnia is native to the Southwest and Northern Mexico. A low mounding plant, it becomes completely covered with small white flowers with a central yellow disk, similar to our native prairie zinnia, Zinnia grandiflora. Blooms from June through fall. Desert zinnia is toxic if ingested by humans.

Use in Garden

White flowering zinnia is a great addition to any native, xeric, cactus or rock garden because of it's long blooming attribute.


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