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Dahlia Flowered Mixed Zinnia Seeds

Zinnia elegans

3.50 (2 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in spring; this seed germinates best in warm soil. Plant just below the surface and keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 7-10 days. Seedlings do not transplant well.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, but do not over water. Though they flourish with occasional watering in dry weather, mature plants tolerate some drought. This plant grows best in rich soil, and may need light fertilization for best blooming. Pinch off the growing stems to encourage bushiness, and deadhead to prolong blooming. This plant attracts butterflies and bees.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After their petals drop off, the centers of the flowers will darken and develop tight clusters of seed at the base. As soon as the seed heads have turned dark brown, remove them and spread them out to dry for several days. Thresh the dried heads to separate the small, arrow-shaped seeds from the chaff. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Zinnia elegans

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 4,250

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 36 Inches

Uses: Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

3.50
Global Rating: 3.50 from 2 reviews
Dahlia Flowered Mixed Zinnia Seeds 2.0

Review By Deo

Dahlia

Sowed seeds this spring and had great germination rate. Flowers are now here. However, they are not dahlia in looks. Instead they only have a single layer of petals. Still pretty but not as advertsied and not what I was looking for when I plant my zinnias each year. I will be going back to the place I previously purchased from - a little more expensive but the seeds are "true" and thus, superior.

Dahlia Flowered Mixed Zinnia Seeds 5.0

Review By PLeeNana

Beautiful

I sowed this mix last year and absolutely loved the flowers. I had butterflies, bees, and humming birds. My neighbors loved the color and it was nice having cut fresh flowers. It was so easy. I just tilled my spot, sowed the seed, lightly covered the seed area with miracle grow garden soil, watered, and said a pray.

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1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $4.80 -+
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The first botanical records of this plant come from the notes of Spanish botanists Mocino and Sesse, who discovered the species growing in the wilds of southern Mexico in 1789. The common name "zinnia" honors German botanist and professor Johann Gottfried Zinn, who was among the first to grow this species after it was discovered. Zinnias signify thoughts of an absent friend in the Victorian language of flowers.


HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in spring; this seed germinates best in warm soil. Plant just below the surface and keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually occurs within 7-10 days. Seedlings do not transplant well.

Growing: Water seedlings regularly until they become established, but do not over water. Though they flourish with occasional watering in dry weather, mature plants tolerate some drought. This plant grows best in rich soil, and may need light fertilization for best blooming. Pinch off the growing stems to encourage bushiness, and deadhead to prolong blooming. This plant attracts butterflies and bees.

Harvesting: For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately.

Seed Saving: After their petals drop off, the centers of the flowers will darken and develop tight clusters of seed at the base. As soon as the seed heads have turned dark brown, remove them and spread them out to dry for several days. Thresh the dried heads to separate the small, arrow-shaped seeds from the chaff. Store the cleaned seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Zinnia elegans

Species Origin: Introduced US Flower

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Annual

USDA Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 4,250

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Height: 36 Inches

Uses: Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant

Reviews

3.50
Global Rating: 3.50 from 2 reviews
Dahlia Flowered Mixed Zinnia Seeds 2.0

Review By Deo

Dahlia

Sowed seeds this spring and had great germination rate. Flowers are now here. However, they are not dahlia in looks. Instead they only have a single layer of petals. Still pretty but not as advertsied and not what I was looking for when I plant my zinnias each year. I will be going back to the place I previously purchased from - a little more expensive but the seeds are "true" and thus, superior.

Dahlia Flowered Mixed Zinnia Seeds 5.0

Review By PLeeNana

Beautiful

I sowed this mix last year and absolutely loved the flowers. I had butterflies, bees, and humming birds. My neighbors loved the color and it was nice having cut fresh flowers. It was so easy. I just tilled my spot, sowed the seed, lightly covered the seed area with miracle grow garden soil, watered, and said a pray.

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