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Buy Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Red Lime' | Sarah Raven

Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Lime Red'

My favourite Zinnia with truly beautiful flowers at all its stages.
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20 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

5 jumbo seedlings (190596-SP05)

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

Zinnia elegans 'Queeny Red Lime' is exotic and unusual with red flowers, flecked with lime. I love a single stem of this in a vase.

There is hardly a vegetable garden in France, where you will not see zinnias 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. Any doubts, give them one or two doses of Copper Mixture and they will thrive.

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.