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Zinnia elegans 'Giant Dahlia Mix'

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.
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60 seeds

3 packets of seeds

5 seedlings (510104-5)

10 seedlings

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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

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.

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.