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Cutting Zinnias

Cool Crayon Colors

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Cutting Zinnias

Cool Crayon Colors

(Zinnia elegans)
EXCLUSIVE - My custom blend offers you gorgeous, florist-quality zinnias in lovely shades that make color coor...
(Zinnia elegans)
EXCLUSIVE - My custom blend offers you gorgeous, florist-quality zinnias in lovely shades that make color coordinated bouquets as you pick them. These densely petaled, fully double flowers in deep lavender, carmine-rose, soft pink, and white are beautiful both in the garden and cut for flower arrangements. The branched 3 to 3 1/2 foot tall plants have outstanding garden performance and stand up well to both summer rain and heat, yielding armfuls of long-stemmed flowers all season.
Seed Count: 85-90 / Weight: 0.75 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom
Frost tender

 

TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds in a well-worked seed bed in full sun when danger of frost is past and weather is above 50°F (10°C) both day and night. Space seeds 2 to 3 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart, cover about 1/2 inch deep and gently firm soil. Keep 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 containers of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source. Feed with 1/2 strength fertilizer every 2 weeks. Just as soon as seedlings have several sets of true leaves, plant outdoors when temperatures stay above 50°F (10°C) at night.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space seedlings 8 to 10 inches apart when large enough to handle to provide good air circulation and give plants room to mature.


GROWING NOTES

Zinnias grow readily in ordinary garden soil in full sun. For large and abundant flowers, thin before seedlings get crowded; adequate spacing and regular, even watering helps keep zinnias productive and discourages mildew. Pick when flower blossoms first open and petals are tight for longest vase life. Cut long stems well back into the plant to keep plants branching low and producing best blooms for summer long bouquets.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
April – May
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 – May
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 – May

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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