Zinnia Old Mexico - beautiful variety with mahagony brown, orange or yellow flowers.
These are popular, warm summer flowers with exceptionally large flowers. Zinnia is suitable for the planting of flower beds, rabbits and group plants. Furthermore, they are rich-flowered, durable cut flowers. Just remove old flowers for a better branching and flowering through the season.
Full bloom cut flowers hold longer in the vase.
Grows well in warm and sheltered locations in not too wet soils.
Genus - Zinnia
Species - Haageana
Common name - Zinnia Old Mexico
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,50 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline (pH 6.0-7.8)
Soil type - Well drained, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Water requirements - Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Landscape uses - Deer Resistant, Containers, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Mix
Sow indoors from March to April in trays of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame or greenhouse. Keep moist.
Seeds can be sown outside directly in to the prepared seed bed till the end of May.
Sow 5 mm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered.
Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days.
Thin them to 30cm apart. Water well until plants are established.
Transplant seedlings, 5cm apart, to other trays when large enough to handle. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, May-June, 30cm apart, when frosts are over.
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