Monday, July 26, 2010

Garden on the Deck: Only the Misnamed...Zinnia

At the SCLT plant sale, Chris picked out an "Only the Lonely" plant, or Nicotiana. A few weeks ago, we get this gorgeous flower popping out of it. Flowers inside of's striking in my very green-heavy garden. But when I look up "Nicotiana Only the Lonely" I can only find these trumpet flowers (here). After a little digging I find out that this beauty is a Zinnia (Zinnia elegans), with Dahlia-like flowers. Someone calls it a "Red Beauty" Zinnia. Not very exotic or highly fragrant, like the Nicotiana I was expecting, but still gorgeous.