Zinnia (Zinnia Elegans Scarlet Gem) 60 seeds (#2275)
Queen of the gardens, prized for its ease of cultivation and abundant flowering. Annual plant about 55 cm high.
Throughout the summer, it is decorated with small (3-5 cm) red inflorescences. It looks very nice on high flower beds and in country-style gardens.
Good full sun is really all that's required. 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 - Scarlet Gem
Common name - Zinnia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,55 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 / Scarlet 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.