Orange Cupcake

Orange Cupcake

SKU: FL3873
Each flower starts out looking like a fairly typical Zinnia, but as the crested centre unfolds and ruffles, it really does take on the look of the pincushion flower. The strong, upright stems are perfect for cut flowers, and each one cut spurs on the growth of more stems. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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More details about Orange Cupcake

Zinnia elegans. This distinctive Zinnia was a hit from our summer seed trials. It is part of the 'Scabiosaflora' series, named for the flower's resemblance to Scabiosa. Each flower starts out looking like a fairly typical Zinnia, but as the crested centre unfolds and ruffles, it really does take on the look of the pincushion flower. The strong, upright stems are perfect for cut flowers, and each one cut spurs on the growth of more stems. The flowers of Orange Cupcake Zinnia seeds are consistently orange. This easy to grow annual looks sensational planted in large groups. Plant height to 75cm (30").

Annual.

Quick Facts:

    • Uniform orange colour
    • Excellent cut flowers
    • Height to 75cm (30")
    • Hardy annual

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All About Orange Cupcake

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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