Zinnia elegans 'Sprite Mix'

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 button jugs. More
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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!

Genus Zinnia elegans
Variety Sprite Mix
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
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.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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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.