Annual plant, which grows up to 90 cm.Plant originating from North America.
Popular, sun loving summer flowers with extremely large blooms.
Richly flowering and long lasting cut flowers.
Excellent plant for bedding, borders, pots or outdoors in rows. Nice cut flowers.
It requires warm sheltered locations and sufficiently moist soil.
Removal of the first flower buds results in better branching stems and abundant flowering.
Genus - Zinnia
Species - Elegans
Variety - Dahlia mix
Common name - Zinnia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,80 - 0,90 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full sun, light shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Lightly acid (pH 6.0 - 6.5)
Soil type - Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Water requirements - Average, Well Draining
Landscape uses - Easy to Grow, good for containers, Extended Blooms
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / mix
Sow from March to April in pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C.
After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 10-21 days.Can also be sown once the soil has warmed, 3mm deep in drills 30cm apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm apart.
When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm pots or trays. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 23-30cm apart.
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