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Prairie and Meadow

Add swathes of colorful plants and elegant grasses to your garden and attract butterflies!

Emulated by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, many gardeners relish the unique beauty of prairie gardens with their extraordinary blend of grasses and sturdy perennials. Fortunately, you can create prairie style plantings and enjoy the fascinating world of prairie plants, even if you don't have endless acres at your disposal. Good drainage and a sunny open spot are the main requirements. Prairie and meadow garden designs employ large swathes of plants where contrasts of height, texture and form are more important than color, and where maintenance is kept at a minimum.

 


Prairie and Meadow Guides


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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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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