Renee's Garden - Our own sizzling hot blend of cutting zinnias in bright scarlet, rich true crimson, and deep dark red, all knockout red shades that enhance and augment each other for gorgeous bright garden color and absolutely stunning centerpiece bouquets. You will love the fully double, big flowers that bloom strongly on vigorous, branching 3 to 3-1/2-foot tall plants. These stunning and long-lasting red flowers are guaranteed to attract native pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden.
Butterfly & Hummingbird favorites
Pollinators & Beneficials
Instructions - To start in the garden, sow seeds in well-worked soil in full sun when the danger of frost is past and the weather is warm and above 50°F (10°C) both day and night. Space seeds 2 to 3 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart, cover about 1/2 inch deep, and gently firm the soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination.
To start early indoors, four weeks before the last frost date, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside when temperatures rise above 50°F (10°C) day and night.
Space seedlings 8-12 inches apart when large enough to handle to give plants room to mature and provide good air circulation. Zinnias grow readily in ordinary garden soil in full sun. For large and abundant flowers, thin before seedlings get crowded; adequate spacing and regular, even watering help keep zinnias productive and discourage mildew. Pick when flower blossoms first open and petals are tight for the longest vase life. Cut long stems well back into the plant to keep plants branching low and producing the best blooms for summer-long bouquets.
- Plant in May-June for cold winters; April-May for mild winters
- Full sun
- Space seeds 2-3" apart
- Plant 1/2" deep
- Days to germinate: 7-10 days
- Mature Height: 3-3.5 feet
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