For years one of my go-to annuals has been Zinnia ‘Dreamland Red’. If I couldn’t find seeds for this beauty, I would probably break into a cold sweat.
These short, sturdy zinnias are one of my favorites for the front row of my flowerbeds. The plants grow 12-14 inches tall and bloom from June until a killing frost which sometimes means they give me 6 months of blooms!
Dreamland zinnias grow in a bushy clump and unlike my beloved Profusion zinnias, they never get floppy.
The bright-red flowers aren’t bothered by pests or diseases (except the occasional bout of powdery mildew) and butterflies love them.
You can plant ‘Dreamland Red’ with warm colors like oranges or yellows, but they also look fantastic with purples like ageratums or asters.