Sunbow Mix - Zinnia Seed
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Bright 1-2" blooms light up bouquets.
High yields of fully double blossoms of rose, purple, golden yellow, scarlet, orange, pink, and white. Long, wiry stems.
DAYS TO MATURITY:
Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats 4 weeks before the 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 the 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.
Varies. No support is necessary.
Before completely open. The stem is firm from point of cut to just below the bloom.
Fertile soil rich in organic matter. pH: 6.3-6.8 preferred.
Taller varieties make excellent cut flowers. Beds, borders, and mass plantings.