‘Zowie’ Zinnia and Giant Alliums

25 06 2010

‘Zowie’ Zinnia with alliums in the background—-I just learned from an employee that the gardeners at Green Spring Gardens spray paint the giant alliums blue after they have flowered. I should have noticed that but didn’t until now—duh. Pretty creative!

Thanks to Patty, I’ve got the name correct. I actually called Green Spring Gardens and when they got back to me later, I was told it was the ‘Arizona Sun’ Gaillardia. I know I described it in detail so there would be no confusion. Thanks, Patty, for getting it right!

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One response

25 06 2010


Great photo! Love the blue in the background – I had no idea they spray painted them!

Are you sure they’ve got this labeled correctly at Green Spring?

I photographed a Zowie Zinnia there a few years ago http://beautifulflowerpictures.com/asters/zowie_zinnia.html

I’ve also photographed the Arizona Sun Blanket Flower Gaillardia aristata at Brookside http://beautifulflowerpictures.com/asters/arizona_sun_blanket_flower.html

A google search of Gaillardia grandiflora ‘Arizona Sun’ brings back images that look more like what I photographed at Brookside http://www.google.com/images?q=Gaillardia+grandiflora+%E2%80%98Arizona+Sun%E2%80%99&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=0vwkTJ61O4H88Abf1aHWDw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=6&ved=0CEQQsAQwBQ than it does what you found at Green Spring. The center of the one you photographed looks more like a zinnia


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