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Zinnia elegans 'Hotshot Mix' (Zinnia 'Hotshot')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Zinnia elegans 'Hotshot Mix'

Other names

Zinnia 'Hotshot'

Genus

Zinnia Zinnia

Variety or Cultivar

'Hotshot Mix' _ 'Hotshot Mix' is a bushy, upright annual with lance shaped, green leaves and big, bold flowers in a range of colours.


Zinnia elegans 'Hotshot Mix' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Red, Dark-yellow, Dark-red, Dark-orange, Yellow, Reddish-brown in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

General care

Pruning

Pinch young stems back to encourage branching unless growing for long-stemmed cut flowers. Deadhead spent flowers frequently to prolong flowering. Zinnias will produce larger (but fewer) flowers if you remove side shoots.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Zinnia elegans 'Hotshot Mix' (Zinnia 'Hotshot') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Rock, Wildflower

Cultivation

Zinnias are easy to grow in well drained, rich loamy soil, in the open with full sun. Sow seeds where the plants are to be grown in spring after the last frost. Zinnias are sensitive to root disturbance, so be especially careful when transplanting.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Zinnia elegans 'Hotshot Mix'

Other names

Zinnia 'Hotshot'

Genus

Zinnia Zinnia

Variety or Cultivar

'Hotshot Mix' _ 'Hotshot Mix' is a bushy, upright annual with lance shaped, green leaves and big, bold flowers in a range of colours.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Red, Dark-yellow, Dark-red, Dark-orange, Yellow, Reddish-brown in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

General care

Pruning

Pinch young stems back to encourage branching unless growing for long-stemmed cut flowers. Deadhead spent flowers frequently to prolong flowering. Zinnias will produce larger (but fewer) flowers if you remove side shoots.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Zinnia elegans 'Hotshot Mix' (Zinnia 'Hotshot') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Rock, Wildflower

Cultivation

Zinnias are easy to grow in well drained, rich loamy soil, in the open with full sun. Sow seeds where the plants are to be grown in spring after the last frost. Zinnias are sensitive to root disturbance, so be especially careful when transplanting.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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