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MEANINGS & LEGENDS OF FLOWERS (Z)

zinnia button Zinnia
Zinnia elegans

The zinnia was sent from Mexico by Professor Casimir Gomwx de Ortego to his friend the marchioness of Bute in Madrid. Carolus Linnaeus, named the ~zinnia~ after Johan Gottfried Zinn, who was a medical professor at Gottingen University, Germany in the mid-18th century.

It is native to the Americas, including Mexico. It's been commonly referred to as ~youth-and-old-age,~ in reference to the flower's multiple layers.

Vase life of the flower is 5 to 6 days. Zinnias may be dried using silica gel or borax.








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