Renee's Garden - Showy zinnias whose double blossoms have cherry-pink centers and creamy-white tipped petals. Flowers bloom heavily to dance nonstop all season long atop strongly branching, long-stemmed, 3–3 1/2 foot plants. Butterflies of all kinds and many other pollinators flock to them for their plentiful nectar and pollen. You can count on a constant supply of bright and beautiful flowers for big, long-lasting bouquets from these peak-performing plants all season long.
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 only when temperatures rise above 50°F (10°C) both 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 just as blossoms begin opening and petals are tight. 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-June 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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