Now available organic! Heirloom variety with warm, rich colors.
Charming addition to country bouquets and gardens. Fully double and semidouble, 2" bicolors in red, orange, pale yellow, gold, chocolate, and cream. Vigorous, healthy, upright plants are slightly taller than Jazzy Mix. AAS winner. Also known as Mexican zinnia. USDA Certified Organic.
- Plant Height: 24–36"
- Packet: 50 seeds
- Avg. 3,100 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.