ZINNIA CACTUS - SEED

ZINNIA CACTUS - SEED

Regular price
$1.99
Sale price
$1.99
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 

ZINNIA CACTUS

Description
Cactus Flowered Hybrid Mixture Zinnia Seeds 6280 An extra large strain of cactus zinnia with flowers up to 15 cm (6″) across. The stocky, upright plants first start to bloom when roughly 37.5 cm (15″) tall. Plants can grow up to 90 cm (3′) in height producing large quantities of flowers on numerous side branches all season long.

How to Grow
100-200 seed/gram. Select a sunny site with well drained organic soil. Sow seeds in late May when the soil has warmed – do not be in a hurry as cool, damp soil often leads to seed rot. Barely cover the seed with soil and under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 5-10 days. When the seedlings are 7.5 cm (3″) tall, thin smaller varieties to 25 cm (10″) apart and larger varieties to 35 cm (14″) apart. If you do wish to start seed indoors, sow seed in mid-March 6 mm (1/4″) deep in peat pots or Jiffy 7’s. A germination temperature of 22 C (72 F) is suitable. Grow on at 15 C (60 F) until hardening off and transplanting out in late May.

BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS
Late Spring

LIFECYCLE
Annual

PROPAGATION
Start Indoors or Sow Direct Late Spring

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
5 to 10

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Bushy

HEIGHT
Medium Tall (50 to 100 cm)(20" to 39")

FROST TOLERANCE
Killed by Frost

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Open Pollinated

FAMILY NAME
Asteraceae

LATIN
Zinnia elegans

SUGGESTED USES
Cut flower, Massing in a sunny garden, Middle of the border