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There’s nothing nicer than the jumble of colours of these zinnia flowers in a jug on the kitchen table. The flowers are spectacular, huge and long-lasting.
Zinnia elegans are one of my very favourite families for cutting, with a long picking season and excellent vase life. The single colours mix well in the border too.
- Good for beginners
- Perfect for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects
|Variety:||elegans 'Giant Dahlia Mix'||Type:||Half-hardy annual|
|Sowing:||Sow Under cover in individual cells in March - early May (Zinnias dislike root disturbance) or direct sow in June . Do not over water.||Site:||Full sun and fertile, well-drained soil.||Height:||90cm (3ft)||Spacing:||Plant 30cm apart.||Care tips:||It has a tendency to botrytis (a reason to think of using Bordeaux mixture or Sulphur). Do not overwater. This can be grown in a container pot.||Flowers:||❀ July - first frosts, 12-14 weeks from sowing. This is a cut-and-come-again variety.||For the vase:||Strip bottom leaves. Will last up to 2 weeks in water.|