Have you noticed? Every annual I have bought this year has been blood red. I wish you could see these Zinnias. They are deep saturated red. Like a hankie after a nosebleed. Mmm, maybe too gross. How about freshly washed fire engine red? Or the puddle-of-ketchup-next-to-your-fries red. I can't remember the last time I saw pure red Zinnias.
It started with the Red Petunias matched with red verbena and white petunias in the face planter. I didn't pick the white, they came already planted together.
I thought to mix this Verbena to go with the red Zinnias, but I sorta like it alone on the pedestal.
The splash of color certainly brightens up the yard.