Zinnia elegans 'Giant Purple Prince'

The most incredible, huge and spectacular zinnia in a bright pink-purple. More
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Zinnia 'Giant Purple Prince' is the most incredible huge and spectacular zinnia in a bright pink-purple. A few years ago we had it inter-planted with Cosmos 'Dazzler' and purple and pink cleomes in one place and with artichokes in another and both looked marvellous.

Genus Zinnia elegans
Variety Giant Purple Prince
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Back
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in individual cells in mid spring (zinnias dislike root disturbance). Pinch out tips as you plant out after last frosts, or direct sow in May-June. Do not overwater.
Care Tips It has a tendency to botrytis (a reason to think of using Bordeaux mixture or Sulphur). This can be grown in a container pot.
Flowering July - first frosts, 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Vase Life 7 days. Strip bottom leaves.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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wrong colour!

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Reviewed 3rd July 2017 by Angela Tickle

Mine all opened bright red, the one colour I don't want in the garden, so disappointing and a waste of all the jiffy grow blocks I bought to grow them in.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for feedback.

We are very sorry to hear that your Zinnia opened the wrong colour. We take matters of incorrect flowering very seriously and fully appreciate your disappointment.
Please do contact our Customer Service Team on 0345 092 0283 or at info@sarahraven.com and they will be happy to discuss this matter further if you wish.

With Kind Regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 17th July 2017