When choosing varieties, look for single and double flowers, color variations, and height differences.
‘Irish Eyes’: creamy yellow petals on flowers with vivid green centers.
‘Becky Mixed’: dwarf (8 to 10” tall) plants with yellow or orange or bicolor flowers with dark brown centers. Blooms midsummer to frost.
‘Chim Chinese’: unusual for its quilled flower petals in rustic shades of yellow, red and orange with dark brown centers. Blooms late summer to frost.
‘Goldilocks’: golden orange-yellow zinnia-like flowers with several tiers of petals are fluffy and dense looking, nearly obscuring the dark brown centers.
‘Rustic Dwarfs Mixed’: dwarfs plants (only 2’ tall) with full sized, showy flowers in shades of red, orange and yellow with prominent dark brown centers. Tolerates wet weather.