An eye-engaging combination, these 4"–5" bright beauties have amazing, intense color. The heat-loving, tall plants are great for the back of the flowerbed, and are a sight to behold when planted in mass. Blooms last a very long time on the plant, and in the vase when cut for gorgeous arrangements.
• Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Mexico
• Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
• Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall
• Variety Information: Large, 4"–5" bright red and orange flowers
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Zinnias do not benefit from being sown early; wait for warmer weather
• Days to Emerge: 3–10 days
• Seed Depth: ¼"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
• Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest before small yellow flowers emerge between petals.