Zinnia Giant Cactus Rose (Zinnia elegans 'Giant Cactus Rose') Non-GMO Organic - Flower
The Zinnia Giant Cactus Rose, with its botanical name Zinnia elegans 'Giant Cactus Rose,' is a spectacular annual flowering plant that brings a burst of vibrant color to gardens and landscapes. This variety of Zinnia is known for its impressive, fully double, cactus-like flowers that resemble large, colorful daisies. The 'Giant Cactus Rose' features captivating rose-pink petals with unique, quill-like formations. These eye-catching blooms make it a favorite among gardeners and florists for cut flower arrangements and as a charming addition to garden beds, borders, and containers. Zinnia 'Giant Cactus Rose,' with its striking rose-pink, cactus-like blooms, is an excellent choice for adding vibrant color and a touch of elegance to your garden or floral arrangements. By following these instructions, you can successfully grow this annual flowering plant and enjoy its captivating beauty throughout the growing season.
- Sunlight: Zinnia 'Giant Cactus Rose' thrives in full sun, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
- Well-drained soil: Ensure the soil is well-draining, as Zinnias are susceptible to root rot in waterlogged conditions. Amending the soil with organic matter can enhance its quality.
- Spring: Plant Zinnia 'Giant Cactus Rose' in the spring after the last frost has passed and the soil has warmed up.
- Start with seeds: Sow Zinnia 'Giant Cactus Rose' seeds directly into the prepared soil. Space the seeds about 6-12 inches apart to allow for their mature size.
- Lightly cover seeds: Gently press the seeds into the soil, but do not bury them too deeply. Zinnia seeds require light to germinate.
- Moderate watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the germination and early growth stages. Once established, Zinnias are relatively drought-tolerant and require less frequent watering.
- Balanced fertilizer: Apply a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer in the spring and again during the growing season to provide essential nutrients for robust growth.
- Deadheading: To encourage continuous blooming, deadhead spent flowers regularly. This helps the plant put its energy into producing new blooms.
- Generally pest and disease-resistant: Zinnia 'Giant Cactus Rose' is not highly susceptible to pests or diseases. Proper spacing and air circulation can help prevent issues like mildew.
- This annual flower is relatively low-maintenance once established. Regular deadheading and maintaining well-drained soil are the primary considerations.
- Seed Count: 10