Zinnia - Giant Cactus ( Zinnia elegans) Mixed Colors Giant Cactus Zinnia Flower

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Zinnia - Giant Cactus ( Zinnia elegans) Mixed Colors Giant Cactus Zinnia Flower


Height 30 in

Gorgeous Giant Cactus Zinnias are extremely popular - this variety is a spiky and colorful mix of unique, cactus dalia-like petals of large ( 4 to 5 in across) flowers atop sturdy stems that typically do not require staking. Excellent for cutting flower gardens, cottage gardens and borders. Attracts butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, and is a good source of nectar for all. Deer resistant and drought tolerant.

Although zinnias are low maintenance, pinching young plants out promotes a compact, bushier plant. Remove the foliage and don't be afraid to cut off side shoots on the mainstem just harvested; deadheading the spent flowers keeps zinnias blooming. Zinnias are a 'cut and come again' flower - when you cut the plant 'hard', it responds by sending out even more long, strong stems all season long!

  • Full sun
  • Rich organic well draining soil
  • Direct sow zinnia seed after the last frost - as soil can be worked; cover seed very lightly and keep the soil moist until all seedlings appear. Thin out to 12 in apart.
  • OR start seeds indoors 4 weeks prior to last frost, acclimatize sprouts for 10 to 15 days, and transplant seedlings after all threat of frost has passed
  • Germinates best at 21 C (70 F)-reduce heat after 3 – 4 leaf stage to 15 C (60 F).
  • Germinates: typically 7 to 10 days
  • Spacing 30 cm (12 in) apart.
  • Succession planting every week or so for several weeks extends the flowering period
  • Seed Count: 30