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Polar Bear

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Heirloom Zinnias

Polar Bear

(Zinnia elegans)
These lovely old-fashioned “dahlia-flowering” zinnias have delighted gardeners for generations. Polar Bear's pure whi...
(Zinnia elegans)
These lovely old-fashioned “dahlia-flowering” zinnias have delighted gardeners for generations. Polar Bear's pure white, fully double, 4 inch flowers have golden centers that unfold into little yellow stars as the flowers mature. They are borne on long-stemmed, 3 1/2 to 4 foot, multi-branching plants that are excellent for cutting armfuls of blooms all summer long. Polar Bear's white-petaled flowers are a fabulous color accent in the garden and provide an abundance of beautiful and long-lasting bouquets.
Seed Count: 70-75 / Weight: 0.7 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 warm and above 50° F both day and night. Space seeds 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 at night.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space seedlings 8 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.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

May – June
April – June
Full sun
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
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

3 inches apart
1/2 inch deep

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Mature Height

3 – 3 1/2 feet

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