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Midwest

Selecting plants suited to the Midwest climate is a key step to success.

Various initiatives have taken place to determine how well plants would withstand the cold winter temperatures (Plant Hardiness Zones) or when plants would start suffering from the heat (Plant Heat Zones).

The Midwest region lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 6 and in AHS Heat Zones 1 through 8. Weather varies dramatically from state to state and season to season. However, generally speaking, the Midwest region enjoys cold winters with snow, short springs, cool falls, and hot, humid summers.

If you know your hardiness zone and heat zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Orange'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Coral' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with brilliant coral petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Scarlet'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Scarlet' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with brilliant scarlet petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Wine'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Wine' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with rich wine-red petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia 'Giant Violet Queen'

Zinnia 'Giant Violet Queen' boasts magnificent, large, double flowers, up to 5-6 in. across (12-15 cm), packed with rich, purple petals. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia 'Inca'

Zinnia 'Inca' features large, double flowers, 5 in. across (12 cm), packed with glowing orange petals that twist and curl gracefully. Resembling cactus dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia 'Profusion Double Deep Salmon'

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, Zinnia 'Profusion Double Deep Salmon' is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia elegans which combines the best traits of both species: disease resistance; drought, heat and humidity tolerance and easy maintenance (no deadheading).

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Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry'

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, Zinnia 'Profusion Double Hot Cherry' is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia elegans which combines the best traits of both species: disease resistance; drought, heat and humidity tolerance and easy maintenance (no deadheading).

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Zinnia 'Profusion Red'

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, Zinnia 'Profusion Red' is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia elegans which combines the best traits of both species: disease resistance; drought, heat and humidity tolerance and easy maintenance (no deadheading).

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Zinnia 'Profusion White'

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, Zinnia 'Profusion White' is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia elegans which combines the best traits of both species: disease resistance; drought, heat and humidity tolerance and easy maintenance (no deadheading).

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Zinnia 'Profusion' Series

A real breakthrough in the world of Zinnias, the hybrid 'Profusion' Series is a stunning cross between Zinnia angustifolia and Zinnia Elegans which combines the best traits of both species

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Zinnia 'Will Rogers'

Introduced in the 1940s, Zinnia 'Will Rogers' boasts rounded, fully double flowers packed with brilliant red petals. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, the bold, large blossoms are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia elegans 'Cherry Queen'

Zinnia elegans 'Cherry Queen' features eye-catching, double flowers, 4-5 in. across (10-12 cm), packed with fiery cherry-red petals. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the luminous blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia elegans 'Macarenia'

Zinnia elegans 'Macarenia' features eye-catching double flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), packed with brilliant scarlet petals adorned with golden tips. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia has received Novelty status for its improved doubleness and better plant habit for landscaping and cut flowers.

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Zinnia elegans 'Magellan Coral'

Compact and bushy, Zinnia elegans 'Magellan Coral' features large, fully double flowers, 5-6 in. across (12-15 cm), packed with brilliant coral petals. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the luminous blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia elegans 'Mazurkia'

Zinnia elegans 'Mazurkia' features eye-catching, double flowers, 4 in. across (10 cm), packed with brilliant scarlet petals adorned with white tips. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from midsummer to frost, this Zinnia has received Novelty status for its improved doubleness and better plant habit for landscaping and cut flowers.

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Zinnia elegans 'Orange King'

Tall, Zinnia elegans 'Orange King' boasts huge, full double flowers, 5-6 in. across (12-15 cm), packed with brilliant mandarin-orange petals. Resembling pom-pom dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia elegans 'Pinca'

Zinnia elegans 'Pinca' features large, fully double flowers, 5 in. across (12 cm), packed with rich rosy-pink petals that twist and curl gracefully. Resembling cactus dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia elegans 'Pop Art White and Red'

Original and eye-catching, Zinnia elegans 'Pop Art White and Red' boasts large double flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), packed with white petals splashed in cherry-red. A gorgeous novelty zinnia with its pompom-shaped blossoms, this Fleuroselect novelty winner blooms profusely from mid-summer to early fall.

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Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Lime Orange'

Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Lime Orange' features eye-catching, double flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), packed with soft orange and trendy lime petals. Queeny Lime Orange not only flowers continuously from early summer to frost, and looks spectacular in borders, but it can also be used as a cut flower in bouquets.

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Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Orange'

Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Orange' features eye-catching, double flowers, 3 in. across (7 cm), packed with brilliant coral orange petals. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this Zinnia has received Novelty status for its new, orange color and medium, double flowers.

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Zinnia elegans 'Uproar Rose'

Zinnia elegans 'Uproar Rose' features extra large, very double flowers, 4-5 in. across (10-12 cm), packed with deep rose-pink petals. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, this neon-bright Zinnia is well-branched and perfect for the sunny border. Its long, sturdy stems make it a wonderful addition to bouquets.

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Zinnia elegans 'Zinderella Lilac'

Unique, Zinnia elegans 'Zinderella Lilac' boasts eye-catching, frilly, semi-double and fully double flowers, 2.5 in. across (6 cm), packed with soft blush and lavender petals and adorned with striking dark centers. A gorgeous novelty zinnia with its pompom-shaped blossoms

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Zinnia elegans 'Zinderella Peach'

Unique, Zinnia elegans 'Zinderella Peach' boasts eye-catching, frilly, semi-double and fully double flowers, 2.5 in. across (6 cm), packed with peach and cream petals and adorned with striking dark centers. A gorgeous novelty zinnia with its pompom-shaped blossoms

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Zinnia elegans 'Zowie! Yellow Flame'

Noted for its unique bicolor pattern, Zinnia elegans 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' features fully double flowers, up to 4 in. across (10 cm), adorned with a scarlet-rose center and yellow petal edges. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the dazzling blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and illuminate any garden plantings. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, they are perfect for the sunny border or containers and make lovely bouquets enjoying a vase life of up to two weeks.

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