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Zinnia Seeds, State Fair Tetra Flowered Value Size Pack

Zinnia elegans
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State Fair Tetra Flowered Zinnias are massive, husky plants with single and semi-double 10-15 cm (4-6") blooms. The long stems house flowers of superior colors including salmon, orange, pink, rose, scarlet, yellow, and white. An excellent cutflower variety, the flowers are a real knockout for bouquets and mid-borders.

  • SKU: 100799
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Safe for bees
Safe
for Bees
Good for pollinators
Good For Pollinators
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
5 to 7 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Growing height
Growing Height:
75-90 cm (30-36")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans
  • Fill Weight (grams): 1.2
  • Approximate Seed Count: 165-175
  • Characteristics: attracts pollinators | cutting flower | easy to grow | low maintenance
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct | Start Indoors
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Heirloom
  • Color: Salmon, orange, pink, rose, scarlet, yellow and white
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: July to Frost
  • Tolerance: heat tolerant|drought tolerant once established
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
    Growing Instructions:

    Zinna seeds can be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 21°C (70°F) for seeds to germinate. Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Soak seeds overnight in room temperature water before planting to hasten germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 6 mm (1/4") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow.

    For earlier blooms, seeds can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist while they establish themselves in their new environment.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Pinching back the early flower buds will help your plants to promote more branches and grow bushier. Wait until the plant is 20-30 cm (8-12") tall, cut off the top 8-10 cm (3-4") of the plant, directly above a set of leaves. Within a week, you will notice new stems sprouting from where you had cut the plant. This process will also cause the entire plant to branch out even more, giving rise to additional stems and flowers.
  • Regularly removing spent flowers, known as deadheading will promote continuous blooming and encourage the growth of fresh buds.
  • Harvest Zinnia flowers for indoor arrangements when they are fully open. Click here to learn more about harvesting flowers.
  • Zinnias should be watered regularly, but be careful not to overwater them. They can withstand drier soil better than overly wet soil, and too much water can cause fungal diseases. Try to water plants at the base of the plant rather than overhead. Dampness on foliage invites disease.

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