Zinnias are vibrant annual plants that grace the summer season with an array of colors, ranging from whites and creams to pinks, reds, purples, greens, yellows, oranges, and bronzes. They are not only visually stunning but also easy to cultivate, thriving in well-drained, loamy soil and full sunlight. What sets zinnias apart is their ability to attract beneficial insects such as ladybirds, hoverflies, parasitic wasps, and more, contributing to natural pest control and the overall health of your garden.
Beyond their role in supporting beneficial insects, zinnias are a valuable resource for pollinators, especially bumblebees. They offer a long flowering period, providing nectar when other flowers may not be in bloom, making them an important source of sustenance for these essential pollinators. As a result, zinnias not only enhance the aesthetics of your garden but also support biodiversity and ecological balance by providing food for insects when they need it most.