2006 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' F1
National Winner
2006 AAS Flower Award Winner:
Zinnia 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' F1
National Winner

Zinnia 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' F1
2006 AAS Flower Award Winner

'Zowie! Yellow Flame' is the first semi-tall zinnia with a unique bicolor pattern. Each bloom flames with a scarlet-rose center and yellow petal edges. There is no other zinnia with this fiery design. In addition, this bicolor pattern is consistent from one plant to another. As expected, there are more desirable traits from 'Zowie! Yellow Flame.' Gardeners will be glad to learn 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' is easy to grow from seed, young bedding plants or flowering potted plants. 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' will prove its long flowering season with dazzling blooms from early summer to final killing frost. During this season-long color, 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' blooms can be cut for bouquets. The University of Maryland conducted cut flower trials and found 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' had a vaselife of up to two weeks.

'Zowie! Yellow Flame' is highly recommended for containers because plants are heat and fairly drought tolerant. With zinnia plants in containers, gardeners will find less time is spent watering. 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' functions well as the tall centerpiece plant surrounded by other full-sun annuals, such as yellow marigolds or purple-leaved foliage plants. Gardeners can depend on 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' to illuminate any garden plantings.


Genus species: Zinnia elegans
Common name: Zinnia
Unique qualities: New flower colors, consistent Semi-double bloom, long vaselife as cut flower
Flower size: 3-4 inches
Form: Semi-double
Color(s): Flame - yellow with scarlet-rose center
Plant height: 24-29 inches
Width: 26-27 inches
Garden Spacing: 24 inches
Length of time from sowing seed to flower: 8 weeks
Closest comparison(s) on market: 'Whirligig Mix,' 'Sun Red'

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Flower Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Zinnia
Variety Name: 'Zowie! Yellow Flame' F1
Genus: Zinnia
Species: elegans
Year: 2006
Common Name: Zinnia
Type: Flowers from Seed
Breeder: Goldsmith Seeds
Close Market Comparison: 'Whirligig Mix,' 'Red Sun'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: Tall: Over 24"
Garden Spacing: 24 inches
Bloom Time: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Yellow, Scarlet
Bloom Color Pattern: Bicolor
Bloom Size: 3-4 inches
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Drought, Heat
Pollinator Friendly: Bees, Butterflies
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Medium Height Divider: YES
Tall Background: YES
Cut Flower: YES

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