Giants of California Mixture Zinnia Seeds 6290

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Giants of California Mixture Zinnia Seeds 6290 Immense, double flowers 12.5-15 cm (5-6") across form on plants growing to 90 cm (3") tall! The overlapping petals are more loosely placed than the dahlia flowered types and the flowers themselves are much flatter - generally about 2.5 cm (1") thick.

How to Grow

100-200 seed/gram. Select a sunny site with well drained organic soil. Sow seeds in late May when the soil has warmed - do not be in a hurry as cool, damp soil often leads to seed rot. Barely cover the seed with soil and under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 5-10 days. When the seedlings are 7.5 cm (3") tall, thin smaller varieties to 25 cm (10") apart and larger varieties to 35 cm (14") apart. If you wish to start seed indoors, sow seed in mid-March 6 mm (1/4") deep in peat pots or Jiffy 7"s. A germination temperature of 22 C (72 F) is suitable. Grow on at 15 C (60 F) until hardening off and transplanting out in late May.

Additional information

WEIGHT N/A
DIMENSIONS N/A
BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS

Early Summer

LIFECYCLE

Annual

PROPAGATION

Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

5 to 10

LIGHT

Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT

Bushy

HEIGHT

Medium Tall (50 to 100 cm)(20" to 39")

FROST TOLERANCE

Killed by Frost

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

HERITAGE

Open Pollinated

FAMILY NAME

Asteraceae

LATIN

Zinnia elegans

SUGGESTED USES

Back of the border., Informal hedge, Massing in a sunny garden

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