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Butterfly Zinnias

Mighty Lion

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Butterfly Zinnias

Mighty Lion

(Zinnia elegans)
For wonderful bright color in the garden, Mighty Lion offers intense orange-red, fully double, 4 to 5 inch blossoms w...
(Zinnia elegans)
For wonderful bright color in the garden, Mighty Lion offers intense orange-red, fully double, 4 to 5 inch blossoms with multiple layers of petals that remind us of a lion's mane. These easy to grow, sun loving plants are literally covered with big glowing blossoms that attract butterflies and other pollinators and make a lively statement in the garden. The sturdy branching plants are exceptionally long blooming and their vibrant flowers make striking indoor bouquets.
Seed Count: 65-70 / Weight: 0.5 gms
$ 1.40 $ 2.79

ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom
Frost tender

 

TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds in well-worked soil in full sun when danger of frost is past and weather is warm and 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 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 a container of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside when temperatures rise above 50°F (10°C) day and night.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space seedlings 8 to 12 inches apart when large enough to handle to give plants room to mature and provide good air circulation.


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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