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    Oddball zinnias

    I have had the weirdest zinnias this year--a real variety of genetic variations. Here is my favorite; from the side, it looks completely square. It's almost like a Jackie Kennedy pillbox hat:square zinnia thumbnail.jpg

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    Neat! I love the color.

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    OMG, they are SO cool! Zinnias are DHs favorite flower. Did you know you were getting something different? Or were they a complete surprise?
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    I just have such a range of shapes--usually they are pretty straightforward, singles or doubles, but this time I almost conelike flowers and double decker flowers, with a flower coming out of another flower almost on a second stem, like a bee balm flower.

    The whole weird range of shapes thing is a shocker. I planted some seeds that were new and some that I saved and I guess things have crossed like crazy over the years.

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    Love beautiful surprises!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    I just have such a range of shapes--usually they are pretty straightforward, singles or doubles, but this time I almost conelike flowers and double decker flowers, with a flower coming out of another flower almost on a second stem, like a bee balm flower.

    The whole weird range of shapes thing is a shocker. I planted some seeds that were new and some that I saved and I guess things have crossed like crazy over the years.
    I agree, itís probably the crosses that are producing these oddities. They are nice nevertheless

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    Why weird? This is 2020 after all.

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    They are lovely. I love zinnias and I definitely need to include them in my garden next year.

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    That is so cool! They are so pretty - love the color!
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    Zinnias have become my favorite summer flower. I love how easy they are to grow, how sturdy they are, how the single ones draw hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and goldfinches and that I don't have to water them every day to keep them blooming. I am even learning to like the rusty colors.

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