Zinnia elegans 'Giant Dahlia Mix'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Half-Hardy Annual
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - first frosts, 12-14 weeks from sowing.
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Youth and Old Age
- Full Sun
- 30cm (12in)
- 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.
There's nothing nicer than the jumble of colours of these zinnia flowers in a jug on the kitchen table. The flowers are spectacular, huge and long-lasting; a wonderful mix of oranges, reds, pinks and yellows.
Zinnia elegans are one of my very favourite families for cutting, with a long picking season and excellent vase life.
You can also buy the seed mix in our beautiful Vase and Seeds Gift Sets
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.