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San Francisco Bay Area And Inland

Selecting plants suited to the climate of San Francisco Bay Area and Inland is a key step to success.

A plant's performance is governed by many climate related factors including the length of the growing season, the amount of rainfall, winter lows, summer highs, wind or humidity. 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). A more sophisticated approach has been followed by Sunset which defines Climate Zone Maps based not only on hardiness or heat tolerance, but also on precipitations, wind, humidity and various other climate related factors.

The region of San Francisco Bay Area and Inland lies in Climate Zones 7, 9, 14, 17. If you know your climate zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




Zantedeschia rehmannii (Pink Calla Lily)

A very proliferous bloomer, Zantedeschia rehmannii (Pink Calla Lily) is absolutely irresistible with its abundant and magnificent, creamy pink blushed trumpet-shaped flowers (spathes), 3 in. across (7 cm). They are borne atop elegant, dark green, semi-erect and sword-shaped leaves (not arrow-shaped like the other species).

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Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova)

Prized for its graceful shape, clean serrated foliage and attractive bark, award-winning Zelkova serrata (Japanese Zelkova) is a spreading deciduous tree with an upward-branching, vase-shaped crown. The foliage of neatly toothed, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves warms up to attractive shades of gold, dark red or cinnamon in fall.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Bright Pink'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Bright Pink' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with clear pink petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm).

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Coral'

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 Lilac'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lilac' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with lilac petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk.

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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lime'

Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lime' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with lime-green 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 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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