Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Purple Prince Zinnias

I like the bold rose purple color of these flowers on two foot tall stems, and the dainty yellow flowers in their centers. The first two photos here that I took do not capture the purple of the petals but I like how they show the tiny yellow petals in the centers.

I plant Purple Prince Zinnias from seed every year, directly in a container and directly in the garden soil outside. They grow very dependably.
Below is a photo from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds showing the purple rose color that more closely matches my flowers.


I am linking with Wordless Wednesday

32 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are beautiful. We try to find purple flowers. They go great with our lavender house! Right now we have Mexican Petunias blooming like crazy. Our zinnias and other flowers in pots are dying back. Hugs!

Jennifer said...

How gorgeous!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Exquisite - they really are the most beautiful flower.

Tete said...

These were some of my mom's favorite flowers and always think of her when I see them. I don't always get to plant them every year. Love yours.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my, these are pretty. The colors look different in the pictures, and you can see the Purple in the last picture. I've never planted Zinnias, but I'm thinking about it next spring.

Happy September days, Terra.

love, ~Sheri

Betsy said...

Gorgeous zinnia's! Purple is my favorite color. These are wonderful.
Blessings, Betsy

My Cozy Book Nook said...

LOVELY :)

Happyone said...

Beautiful. I don't have any of these in my yard but will next year. : )

Lin said...

Ooooh, pretty!

The garden is starting to get leggy and fade with the shortening days....

Mari said...

I love zinnia's! I've never seen that color before.

Linda said...

They are beautiful!!! I have never been able to grow them!

Blondie's Journal said...

Spectacular, Terra! I've always loved purple and pink flowers. I can grow zinnias as annuals. :D

Jane

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I haven't grown Zennias in years and I don't know why. They are wonderful in the garden and perfect in a vase. Your purple Zennias are beauties.

Annesphamily said...

Oh my goodness, gorgeous zinnias! My mom always planted them and I think I better get busy and plant some next year too! The deep purple color is regal and quite lovely. Thank you for sharing.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Those zinnias are huge and beautiful!

Draffin Bears said...

The Zinnias are really beautiful and love the pretty colours. My dear old mum used to grow them
Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

diane b said...

Beautiful colours

Carla from The River said...

I LOVE Zinnia's. Well done my garden friend.

Carine said...

They are in fact gorgeous! Very beautiful rose color.

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Jennifer said...

I'm just stopping by to say hello and that I hope all is well with you and your husband. Hugs to you, my friend! πŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸƒ

Fairtrader said...

The colours of these flowers are almost too much to handle!! Very nice pictures. My youngest daughter spends a lot of time creeping around flowerbeds with her camera, she will enjoy these a lot!!! Blessings!

Fairtrader said...

Okey, so now I know, California!! Well, if I have beautiful skies, you have lovely flowers with astonishing colours. Maybe you want to take a look at my landscape, the post from this weekend will show you quite a different piece of nature than yours, with the applesafari. You really must be a good gardener, our garden is slowly decaying now in the heat and drought we suffer from.
So nice to see....zinnias??

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I didn't realize just how much I love zinnia flowers until a couple years ago when I planted some from seed. They were always a favorite of my dad and that is the reason I planted some. They grew tall and full of flowers that are so bright and colorful.

Your photos are lovely!

June said...

I love zinnias! This is just beautiful Terra! The colors are just so amazing!!! I would love to actually see your garden in person someday. What a beautiful time that would be.
sending hugs your way...

Gosia k said...

Fantastic flowers love from Poland

diane b said...

Love the purple zinnias. I haven't ever grown them must try one day.

Delvalina Wright said...

Thank you for introducing me these flowers. I can see that the color are prettier when the sunshine comes :)

Jedidja said...

I love your purple flowers. So nice!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oh MY! I have never ever seen purple zinnias! They are gorgeous!

Patsy said...

Hi,
Thanks for coming by, hope you will be back.
You have some great choices in books , will check them out my reading list
Has gotten low.

Art @ Home said...

Such pretty zinnias! I love the shade of purple...very unique! I went to our local nursery and the zinnias all looked bad (burned) so I went with cosmos instead.

Mildred said...

Hi Terra,
Your colorful zinnias remind me so much of my late grandma's garden. Have a lovely evening.