What are the pros? Compact, healthy plants
What are the cons? Surprisingly plain flowers
I was looking forward to these Zinnias, since Baker Creek's described them as "[l]arge dahlia-flowered blooms [that] are very double". Unfortunately, the foregoing is not an accurate description of the flowers of the Macarenia Zinnia, which are small-ish, single- or (very compact) double-bloomed, and somewhat less stridently colored than pictured on Baker Creek's website. Had I known that both the plants and flowers would mature to be so compact, I probably would have given this Zinnia five stars and simply planted it in another spot, but since I was expecting "[l]arge dahlia-flowered blooms [that] are very double", I'm a bit disappointed. To mention the positives: The plants are compact and healthy and the flowers are lovely — for what they are — and have been durable and tough in demanding conditions.
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