ZINNIA

H. A. Exceedingly showy annuals which do best in a hot summer. The colour range covers various shades of yellow, orange, pink and red. Always plant out at least 1 ft. apart. The chrysanthemum and dahlia-flowered varieties have huge blooms, many up to 6 in. across and 2 — 3 in. deep, yet they are in no way coarse. Riverside Beauty and Floradale Scarlet reach 2 1/2 ft. the former salmon-pink and amber, the latter a luminous scarlet. There are also dwarf strains with smaller flowers.

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