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Zinnias are hit or miss for me. When they do well, they look great.
When they don't do well, they look dry and faded out, like construction paper left in the sun. That's why I don't like zinnias as much as most other annuals. I grow them though, every year.
This was a particularly nice one. I don't know what kind, I didn't label it. This year I am growing from seed Giant Cactus, Lilliput, Canary Bird, Pink Senorita, Candy Stripe, Lilac Empress, Inca, Aztec Burgundy, and semi-dwarf Pumila. Quite a bit for someone who says she doesn't like them much! I hope it's one of their "good years."
Oh, here's one that was a big disappointment. It's called "Green Envy" and some people grow it on purpose. I just found it to be a colorless zinnia. I bought it just as a "zinnia" from the FFA sale at the high school, hoping it would be brightly colored.
Cute, and didn't look half bad hanging over the edge of pots, but I'm not growing it again unless it comes up as a volunteer. Very slow going, this photo was in October.