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Deep Zinnia Collection/Mix

Fabulous deep and rich colours which look wonderful in a turquoise or green vase.
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30 seeds

15 seedlings

30 seedlings

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - first frosts, 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Height
90cm (36in)
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in) apart, 15 seedlings fills 3.5m² (ie 3.5m x 1m border or patch)
Cultivation
Zinnias are best sown April-May under cover in modules or gutters to avoid root disturbance. Harden off seedlings before planting out after the frosts. Pinch out tips as you plant. Direct sow late May, zinnias hate cold nights.

Description

A rich range of colours – saturated reds, purples, crimsons – for a carnival feel. Perfect for mixing with dahlias.

The seed packet contains a mix of all three varieties whilst the seedling Collection includes 5 or 10 seedlings each of:
  • Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Coral'
  • Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Purple'
  • Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Wine'

Care Tips

Water once a week and stake plants individually . Ensure good air circulation around plants and tidy up any dead or dying leaves and plant material. Picking or deadheading is necessary to prolong blooming and encourage branching.