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.
|Life cycle:||Heat-loving Annual|
|Climate:||Thrives in warm temperatures.|
|Sowing guide:||Direct sow (recommended) in spring or sow in trays and transplant after 4 weeks. If transplanting, take extra care to avoid root disturbance.|
|Germination guide:||3-5 days at 28 C. Darkness required - cover seed with thin layer of soil|
|Pinch:||Yes, when 25 cm high|
|Flowering time:||80 days after sowing|
|Final height:||75-100 cm|
Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.
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.