Wild zinnia

Zinnia grandiflora

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Silt
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
Caliche

Location

Min elevation:
2000
Max elevation:
6000
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Greenlee
Mohave
Navajo
Santa Cruz
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Germination Overall: 
Low
Germination Requirements: 
cold stratification; mostly reproduces through rhizomes

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdLow light
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlPollinator habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Available from nurseries
NOTES:
spreads by rhizomes, good for erosion control on steep or sandy slopes