New! Dreamy blend of Queen Series zinnias.
Sturdy plants produce blooms in shades of rose, orange, peach, and lime. Mostly double and semidouble 2–3 1/2" blooms with a small percentage of singles. Includes: Lime with Blush, Lime Orange, Red Lime, and Lime Peach. Cut-and-come-again flower, yielding multiple cuts over the season. Ht. 30–40". Avg. 4,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:3-5 days at 80-85°F (27-29°C)
SOWING:Transplant (recommended) – Sow into 72-cell flats or preferred seedling container 4 weeks before last frost. Cover seeds. A heat mat will help maintain an accurate temperature. Lower temperatures will result in slower germination: 5-7 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Harden-off and transplant out after last frost. Do not allow plants to become root bound and avoid disturbing roots; transplant shock or other stress events may cause double-flowering varieties to produce single blooms for a period following stress. Direct seed – After last frost, sow 1/4" deep. Succession-sow/plant every two weeks for prolonged yields of high-quality stems. Pinching of initial bud or bloom and subsequent deadheading is recommended to encourage strong branching and bloom production.
PLANT HEIGHT:Varies. No support is necessary.
HARVEST:Before completely open. Stem is firm from point of cut to just below the bloom.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Fertile soil rich in organic matter. pH: 6.3-6.8 preferred.
USES:Taller varieties make excellent cut flowers. Beds, borders, and mass plantings.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zinnia spp.