Find out how to grow zinnia, and why you should grow them in your garden.
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Zinnia elegans 'Sprite Mix' is delicate and small-flowered yet it's a robust, floriferous hybrid zinnia, which is the easiest to grow in our climate. A bunch of these look brilliant in one of our red jugs.
There is hardly a vegetable garden in France, where you will not see these 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!
|Soil Type||Chalky, Sandy, Neutral|
|Moisture||Moist but Well-drained|
|Spacing||Plant 30cm (12in) apart.|
|Sowing, Seeds, Planting||Sow under cover in individual cells in March - early May (zinnias dislike root disturbance) or direct sow in June . Do not overwater.|
|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.|
|Flowering||July - first frosts, 12-14 weeks from sowing.|
|Vase Life||7 days. Strip bottom leaves.|
|Harvesting||Flower production: 3 months.|
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Zinnia elegans 'Sprite Mix' reviews
Reviewed 17th November 2014 by Clare Thompson
I can't recommend these highly enough. Can you believe that they have only stopped flowering in the last couple of weeks! We put them in pots just outside our back door and they were a constant joy. I will definitely be growing more next year.