New! Disease-resistant, compact, dwarf plants for garden beds and containers.
An easy-to-grow choice for cheerful color in the garden or pots. Bright and happy mix of hues in cherry, salmon, yellow, crimson, and white. Highly uniform plants with a low-growing, mounding habit flower continuously, providing weeks of color. Abundant, fully double blooms average 1 1/2–2 1/2" wide. Zahara dwarf zinnias were bred for powdery mildew resistance and long-lasting color for landscapes and garden beds.
- Plant Height: 12–20"
- Packet: 50 seeds
- Avg. 4,600 seeds/oz
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 planting out. 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). 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 – Sow 1/4" deep. Succession-sow/plant every 2 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. Very sensitive to frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. No support is necessary.
PLANT SPACING: 9-12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
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.