Zinnia – Queen Red Lime (Zinnia elegans) Zinnias Multicoloured Zinnia Cutting Flower

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Zinnia – Queen Red Lime (Zinnia elegans) Multicoloured Zinnia Cutting Flower

Annual

Height: 6  to 12 in

Absolutely marvelous Lime Burgundy outer petals gradually taper to soft lime centres. A mix of semi-double and full double 5 – 8 cm flowers are borne on sturdy branching plants that start blooming in the heat of mid-summer and continue until frost.
  • Full sun
  • Sow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last expected frost date.
    Use well-draining soil and place the seeds 1/4 inch deep.

  • Ensure they receive ample sunlight and maintain a consistent temperature around 70-75°F (21-24°C).

  • Once the seedlings reach 2 inches in height, thin them to promote stronger growth.

  • When all risk of frost has passed, typically in late spring, transplant the seedlings outdoors.

  • Choose a sunny location with fertile, well-draining soil.

  • Space the plants according to the specific variety's recommendations, usually 8-24 inches apart.

  • Water zinnias regularly, providing about 1 inch of water per week, either through rainfall or irrigation.

  • Applying a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks can enhance their blooming potential.

  • Deadheading spent flowers encourages continuous blooming throughout the growing season.

  • Zinnias are relatively low-maintenance but may be susceptible to mildew. To prevent this, water the soil directly and avoid overhead watering.

  • In case of pest issues, consider natural remedies or insecticidal soap.

  • Ideal cutting flower as it has a very long vase life.
  • Attracts honey, bumble and solitary bees
  • Seed Count: 1/2 gram