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Heirloom Butterfly Zinnia Mix

State Fair Gold Medal

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Heirloom Butterfly Zinnia Mix

State Fair Gold Medal

(Zinnia elegans)
Our improved heirloom selection offers fully double, big blossoms on long-stemmed plants. State Fair Gold Medal zinnias...
(Zinnia elegans)
Our improved heirloom selection offers fully double, big blossoms on long-stemmed plants. State Fair Gold Medal zinnias are both free flowering and long-blooming in coordinating shades that add glowing color and beauty to summer beds and borders. You can cut armfuls of these pretty flowers for bouquets all season long; the more you pick, the more flowers will develop. Butterflies and many other pollinators flock to zinnias all summer long.
Seed Count: 90-95 / Weight: 1 gm
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Summer/Fall bloom

Frost tender

 

TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds in well-worked soil in full sun after frost danger is over and temperatures are above 50°F (10°C) both day and night. Space seeds 2 to 3 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart, cover 1/2 inch deep and gently firm soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Four weeks before last frost date, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart in seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist. Provide a strong light source. Wait until temperatures are above 50°F (10°C) day and night before planting in full sun.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

When 2-3 inches tall, thin seedlings 8 to 12 inches apart, giving these large framed plants good air circulation and room to mature.

 

GROWING NOTES

Zinnias are easy to grow, but for abundant, healthy flowers, thin before seedlings get crowded; adequate spacing and consistent watering keeps zinnias stress-free and productive and discourages mildew. For long-lived bouquets, cut flowers in the morning when blossoms first open and petals are tight. Cut long stems well back into the plant to keep plants branching low and producing abundant blooms to attract butterflies/pollinators.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
April – June
Full sun
2–3 inches apart
1/2 inch deep
7 – 10 days
3 – 3 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
April – June
Full sun
2–3 inches apart
1/2 inch deep
7 – 10 days
3 – 3 1/2 feet

Cold Winters

May – June

Mild Winters

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

2–3 inches apart
1/2 inch deep

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Mature Height

3 – 3 1/2 feet

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