Where art and horticulture meet.
Seeds: This antique flower harkens back to the days when the state fair was the place to be. Farmers and gardeners would bring their best harvests to try and win first prize. Vegetable and flower awards are making a comeback at state fairs, farmers markets, and granges all over the country.The 36-48" plants produce 4-6" blooms that are terrific as cut flowers.
Specific: Zinnia elegans.
Artist, Sarah Snow, used antique papers to create a true state fair spectacle: flowers that tower over the fairgrounds.