Zinnia Giant Dahlia Mix Flower Seeds

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An absolute must for the cutting garden.

Similar color and habit of the Benary's Giant Series but will produce 4–6" single, semidouble, and double flowers. Cut-and-come-again flower, yielding multiple cuts over the season. A mix of yellows, roses, scarlet, green, orange, pink, red, purple, and coral. Ht. 40–50".
x 50 seeds
DAYS TO GERMINATION:3-5 days at 80-85°F (27-29°C)

SOWING:Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats or preferred seedling container 4 weeks before last frost. Cover seeds. A heat mat will help maintain an accurate temperature. Lower temperatures will result in slower germination: 5-7 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Harden-off and transplant out after last frost. Do not allow plants to become root bound and avoid disturbing roots; transplant shock or other stress events may cause double-flowering varieties to produce single blooms for a period following stress. Direct seed - After last frost, sow 1/4" deep. Succession-sow/plant every two weeks for prolonged yields of high-quality stems. Pinching of initial bud or bloom and subsequent deadheading is recommended to encourage strong branching and bloom production.

LIGHT PREFERENCE:Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT:Varies. No support is necessary.

PLANT SPACING:9-12".

HARDINESS ZONES:Annual.

HARVEST:Before completely open. Stem is firm from point of cut to just below the bloom.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Fertile soil rich in organic matter. pH: 6.3-6.8 preferred.

USES:Taller varieties make excellent cut flowers. Beds, borders, and mass plantings.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zinnia spp.