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Zinnia elegans 'Sprite Mix' | Sarah Raven
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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.
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50 seeds

5 seedlings (510458-5)

10 seedlings (510458-10)

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
45cm (18in)
Group/Species
elegans
Common name
Youth and Old Age
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
50 seeds
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 '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!

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.