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Zinnia elegans 'Giant Purple Prince'

The most incredible, huge and spectacular zinnia in a bright pink-purple.
1

100 seeds

Delivery:

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

Details:

Type
Half-Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - first frosts, 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
elegans
Common name
Youth and Old Age
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
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

The most incrediblly 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.

Care Tips

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