Zinnia elegans

Zinnia Queen

R60.00

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This variety blooms prolifically on tall and strong stems, providing you with buckets of flowers all summer long. Their double, medium-sized flowers make them the perfect bouquet addition. Bee friendly and easy to grow.

 

30 seeds per packet.

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Flower type:Focal
Life cycle:Heat-loving Annual
Climate:Thrives in warm temperatures.
Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) from September to January or sow in trays and transplant after 4 weeks. If transplanting, take extra care to avoid root disturbance.
Planting Season:Spring / Summer
Germination guide:3-5 days at 28 C. Darkness required - cover seed with thin layer of soil
Good Bee Food:Yes
Flowering time:80 days after sowing
Pinch:Yes, when 25 cm high
Position:Full Sun
Final height:75-100 cm
Spacing:30 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.


Harvesting Tips:

A "cut and come again" favourite, zinnias produce profusely when harvested frequently. Don't be afraid to cut tall stems so that new growth can branch out from lower down on the plant. To determine if ready for cutting, hold the stem about 20 cm below the flower head and gently wiggle it. If the flower and stem bends, it is too early to cut. If the stem stays straight and moves with your hand, it is ready for cutting. The perfect cutting stage is when it passes the "wiggle" test, but before any pollen is visible. Expected vase life is 5-7 days.

Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!