The Best New Annual Flowers For 2019 – Penn State Flower Trialsnutthikaphan
Zinnia Holi (Elegance) Scarlet blooms in an orange-scarlet shade.
Zinnia Holi (Experimental name ‘Elegance’) and Marigold Big Duck series ranked the best annual flowers of 2019, Penn State flower trials, Penn State University.
During last summer, Zinnia Holi (Elegance) Scarlet has proved the most liked by experts among the hundreds of new annual plants trailed in Penn State Summer Trial garden.
“This selection showed good tolerance to our excessive rainfall with no ill effects,” – Sinclair Adam, director of Penn State’s Trial Gardens in Lancaster County, says of Zinnia Holi Scarlet.
He adds that it performed just as well under shade cloth as it did in full sun. Shade tolerance and mildew-resistance in wet weather are not usual strong suits of Zinnias.
Holi Scarlet grows a compact 18 inches tall, and its blooms are orange-scarlet with yellow stamens.