Zinnia - Cherry Queen ( Zinnia elegans) Cherry Queen Fiery Red Zinnias Double Heirloom Flower

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Zinnia - Cherry Queen ( Zinnia elegans) Cherry Queen Fiery Red Zinnias Double Heirloom Flower

Annual

Height 30 to 40 in 

WOW! These fire engine red flowers with bright yellow centres make Cherry Queen Zinnias the must have showstopper for containers, borders and features. Plants grow 10 to 12cm (4-5 in) wide and the upright stems grow 75 to 100cm (30 to 40 in) tall!

Perfect for cutting flower gardens! This easy to grow Zinnia variety thrives in any sunny spot and, pinching young plants out promotes a compact, bushier plant that is easy to maintain once established. Remove the foliage and don't be afraid to cut off side shoots on the main stem 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: 10