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Beautiful red flower ID

wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

I saw this beautiful red flower in a medicinal garden today...there were lots of labels in the ground, and I could not work out which labels went with which plants. Does anyone happen to know what it is? 

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    ...and this time I have posted a picture of the whole plant!

  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,216

    It looks like a zinnia to me but Nut will know.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,280

    Zinnia for me to.

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    I wonder which zinnia it is...it was an unusual red.

    Are these perrennial or annual please? 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    Posy

    I don't know about tender exotics, not a clueimage

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,859

    It is the annual, Zinnia elegans 'Dreamland Scarlet'.

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Oh thank you Ladybird

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 33,859

    You're welcome

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  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    I just thought I'd update you, Ladybird (et al).There was a label at work when I went back to the garden:

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    They are Zinnia Benary's Coral, Purple and Wine (giant)

    Also saw the gardener - he said they get them from benary's as plug plants and put in the greehouse before planting them out. Sooo pretty, they have dotted them around in beds and also in pots with other plants.

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