California Giants Mix

California Giants Mix

SKU: FL3486
California Giants Mix Zinnia seeds form bushy plants that carry masses of huge, 12-15cm (5-6") wide, double flowers in brilliant hues of red, yellow, orange, lavender, maroon, violet, and white. Growing to a height of up to 102cm (40"), these plants have a very bold visual appeal. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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Zinnia elegans. California Giants Mix Zinnia seeds form bushy plants that carry masses of huge, 12-15cm (5-6") wide, double flowers in brilliant hues of red, yellow, orange, lavender, maroon, violet, and white. Growing to a height of up to 102cm (40"), these plants have a very bold visual appeal. Plant Zinnias in big groups whenever possible, as mass plantings look fantastic. Deadhead spent flowers as needed to keep the bloom period longer. Despite their elegant look, Zinnias are fairly tough plants and are drought tolerant enough to be used in xeriscaping projects. Zinnias are, of course, notable as cut flowers.

Annual.

Quick Facts:

    • Many brilliant hues
    • Grows to 1m (3')
    • Attracts pollinators
    • Easy as cut flowers

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All About California Giants Mix

Latin

Latin
Zinnia elegans
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

Timing
Direct sow after last frost. Zinnias don’t transplant well, but can be started indoors, if necessary, in peat or coir pots, 6-8 weeks before planting out. Maintain a soil temperature of 21-26°C (70-80°F). Seeds should germinate in 5-24 days.

Starting

Starting
Just cover Zinnia seeds, and aim for a final spacing of 25-30cm (10-12″) between plants.

Growing

Growing
Depending on the variety, it takes about two months after sowing for the first flowers to appear. Take regular cuttings of Zinnia stems to enjoy indoors, starting mid-summer right into the fall. Cutting encourages the production of new flowers and seems to stimulate the plants for greater vigour. Watch for signs of powdery mildew on the leaves, usually in late summer. Try to avoid overhead watering to prevent mildew.

How to Grow Zinnia

Step 1: Timing

Direct sow after last frost. Zinnias don’t transplant well, but can be started indoors, if necessary, in peat or coir pots, 6-8 weeks before planting out. Maintain a soil temperature of 21-26°C (70-80°F). Seeds should germinate in 5-24 days.

Step 2: Starting

Just cover Zinnia seeds, and aim for a final spacing of 25-30cm (10-12″) between plants.

Step 3: Growing

Depending on the variety, it takes about two months after sowing for the first flowers to appear. Take regular cuttings of Zinnia stems to enjoy indoors, starting mid-summer right into the fall. Cutting encourages the production of new flowers and seems to stimulate the plants for greater vigour. Watch for signs of powdery mildew on the leaves, usually in late summer. Try to avoid overhead watering to prevent mildew.

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