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Raspberry Sorbet

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Cutting Zinnias

Raspberry Sorbet

(Zinnia elegans)
These lovely flowers offer beautiful, deep raspberry tinted double blossoms on branching long-stemmed plants that rea...
(Zinnia elegans)
These lovely flowers offer beautiful, deep raspberry tinted double blossoms on branching long-stemmed plants that reach 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall. Raspberry Sorbet zinnias are both free flowering and long blooming and the abundant flower heads add glowing color to summer beds and borders. Pick armfuls of these pretty flowers for jewel-toned bouquets all season long; the more you pick, the more flowers will develop. Butterflies seek these beauties out all summer long.
Seed Count: Approx. 94 / Weight: 0.7 gms
$ 2.99

ANNUAL

Summer/Fall bloom
Frost tender

 

TO START DIRECTLY INTHE 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 only when temperatures rise above 50°F (10°C) both day and night.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space seedlings 8 to 12 inches apart when large enough to handle, giving these large framed plants room to mature and providing good air circulation.


GROWING NOTES

Zinnias grow readily in ordinary garden soil in full sun. For abundant and healthy flowers, thin before seedlings get crowded; adequate spacing and regular, consistent watering helps keep zinnias un-stressed 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 and other pollinators.

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 1/2 to 4 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 1/2 to 4 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 1/2 to 4 feet

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