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Western Washington

Selecting plants suited to the Western Washington region 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 Western Washington region lies in Climate Zones 1, and 4-6. If you know your climate zone, find the best plants or exciting garden ideas for your geographic area.




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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Zinnia elegans (Common Zinnia)

Common Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) is one of the most rewarding summer flowers with its brilliant colors and its profuse blooms over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost.

Zinnia haageana 'Old Mexico'

Zinnia haageana 'Old Mexico' features cheerful, double and semi-double, mahogany-red flowers, 2.5 in. across (6 cm), adorned with golden tips. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the eye-catching blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia haageana 'Soleado'

Zinnia haageana 'Soleado' features small single golden-orange flowers adorned with paler golden edges and a contrasting reddish-brown ring. They are borne on sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from midsummer to frost, this Zinnia is a vigorous and excellent performer in all climates.

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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Cherry'

Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Cherry' features fully double, large cherry-red flowers. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the fiery blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, they are perfect for the sunny border and make lovely mini bouquets.

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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Fire'

Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Fire' features fully double, large brilliant orange flowers that do not fade. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the fiery blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, they are perfect for the sunny border and make lovely mini bouquets.

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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Salmon Rose'

Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Salmon Rose' features fully double, large, rich coral-pink flowers. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the fiery blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, they are perfect for the sunny border and make lovely mini bouquets.

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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Strawberry'

Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Strawberry' features fully double, large, rich rose-pink flowers. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the fiery blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, they are perfect for the sunny border and make lovely mini bouquets.

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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara White'

Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara White' features fully double, large, pure white flowers. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the fiery blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, they are perfect for the sunny border and make lovely mini bouquets.

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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Yellow'

Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Yellow' features fully double, large, bright golden-yellow flowers. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the fiery blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, they are perfect for the sunny border and make lovely mini bouquets.

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Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Raspberry'

Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Raspberry' features vivid raspberry-red flowers adorned with a ring of small golden stars around their center disks. Borne atop sturdy stems, the eye-catching blossoms float above the dark green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape.

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Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Starlight Rose'

Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Starlight Rose' features beautiful, large, white flowers, 2.5 in. across (6 cm), adorned with rose stripes. As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Borne atop sturdy stems, the eye-catching blossoms float above the fresh green foliage and make a bold statement in the landscape.

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