Desert Zinnia
Desert Zinnia
Desert Zinnia

Desert Zinnia

Zinnia acerosa

General Information

  • Full Sun
  • Very Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Pollinator
  • Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Texas Native

Common Names

Dwarf Zinnia, Dwarf White Zinnia, Spinyleaf Zinnia

Plant Description

Sun. Herbaceous, with narrow leaves and woody stems growing 4-10 inches tall. It prefers acidic, rocky soils, but also grows well in containers. Deer tend not to prefer it. Once established it's very hardy, requiring little supplemental water. Desert zinnia is considered an important nectar source for native bees and southwestern butterflies.

Plant Details

  • plant type: Wildflowers
  • origins: Plains, savannah,prairies, meadows and pastures


coupon eligible: No

watersaver: Yes

flower color: White

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Butterflies, Pollinators, Bees

sunlight requirements: Full Sun

soil types: Thin

invasive: No


Occasional grooming

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