Rose Companions: Zinnias

I have always loved Zinnias–they are such  good companions for roses! However, this year I was given State Fair Zinnias from my friend, Ron Daniels, and the only word that comes to mind is WOW. The hotter and drier it gets, the more these beauties bloom and bloom and bloom.

These lovelies are wonderful in arrangements as they just last and last in a vase!

A big bang for your buck! See…

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State Fair Zinnias ... THANKS RON!

State Fair Zinnias … THANKS RON!

About Teresa /

I know that to everything there is a season, but I’m a gardener and I start counting the days until spring the day after Christmas. Gardeners, we are in good company ... Genesis 2:8. I love roses and get completely giddy when it is time for my historical roses to bloom in early June. I live and grow in Zone 5b where I take care of my 175+ roses and their companions. I also co host the Rose Chat Podcast. Check us out @ Follow my garden experiences @
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12 Responses to Rose Companions: Zinnias

  1. sueturner31 says:

    I also grow zinnias but they don’t grow so tall for me in the UK…I am often inspired by certain flowers when I make my textile pieces and zinnias are one of my favourites…

  2. roberta4949 says:

    wow beautiful I take it they are late summer flowers then? I might considered getting some next year, right now I am on a magnolia kick.

  3. Sue Daily says:

    Love zinnias! So cheerful!

  4. Gaye Ingram says:

    Fine combinations! Where do you get your phlox and is it the “old” garden phlox, not new hybrids? When I reworked a large perennial border, my helper pretty much wiped out mine, which were passalongs from my mother’s garden many years ago. I live in Zone 8.

  5. Dee says:

    They are fantastic companions to roses and everything else. I don’t know why more people don’t grow zinnias. Wonderful plants.~~Dee

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