Zinnia (Zinnia Elegans Liliputek Red) 60 seeds (#1683)
Very attractive and compact (grows up to 25 cm in height) with lots of red beautiful flowers. A truly elegant, beautiful statement in the summer months.
Those plants will create an elegant statement in the border. Plant it in mass groupings to have the lovely effect.
The long stems are well-branched and make superb cut flowers.
Good full sun is really all that's required, although some of the newer hybrids will even bloom in partial shade. As for water, they don't need much, since they're from hot desert-like habitats.
Almost any soil will do, but they prefer fast-draining gritty soil, if you have that available.
Approximately 60 seeds in 0,5g packet.
Genus - Zinnia
Species - Elegans
Variety - Liliputek Red
Common name - Zinnia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,25 m
Plant type - Annual
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 - June - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Red
Zinnia seeds are perfect for starting indoors to have bloom early. But be sure you wait until every frost is gone, and the soil has warmed up a bit before setting them out.
Please note - Will germinate with the temperature +20-25C, so we recommend to sow (February - end of April) inside in pots.
They're super-sensitive to frost-after all, these plants are from frost-free regions, and don't like cold soil. If you'd rather, you can just wait until spring arrives, and sow them outside. They're very undemanding.
In spring or late fall, choose a sunny spot and remove existing growth. Scatter seeds evenly and compress into base soil. Do not cover.
After sprouting, keep seedlings moist until they are about 15-20 cm tall. After that, it will prefer minimal care.