One of my Zinnia plants finally matured enough to put out its first flower, and I finally learned what colour the flowers are – red. This plant was grown from the handful of seeds I got from DG’s garden, and was the sole survivor of that lot of plants grown, no thanks to the snails.
On the bright side – and I do mean bright – take a look at these pictures:
Zinnias are composite flowers. This means that the flower heads are comprised of many small flowers. Yes, even though you think you’re looking at a single flower, there is actually a cluster of smaller flowers in the centre:
The outer petals comprise the ray flower and those in the middle are the disc flowers – and the latter are the ones that will yield me seeds. More flowers = more seeds! 8)
It’s always a good day when I learn something new!