You're currently on:
Zinnia elegans 'Cactus Orange' has bright orange flower, perfect for mixing with Moroccan blues and chocolate crimson dahlias in the garden and vase. Many people's favourite plant on our flower list.
There is hardly a vegetable garden in France, where you will not see zinnias grown for cutting. They thrive in hot, dry, Mediterranean summers and need good drainage and sunny open positions, but survive our colder, wetter summers fine. Grow as many as you have room for!
|Variety||elegans 'Cactus Orange'||Type:||Half-hardy annual|
|Sowing:||Sow Under cover in individual cells in April - early May (Zinnias dislike root disturbance) or direct sow in June . Do not over water.||Site:||Full sun fertile, well-drained soil.||Height:||75cm (30in)||Spacing:||Plant 30cm apart.||Hardiness:||Half-hardy||Care tips:||Pick regularly. Do not overwater||Flowers:||❀ July - first frosts, 12-14 weeks from sowing||For the vase:||Strip bottom leaves. Will last up to 2 weeks in water.|