Peppermint Stick

Quick Facts:

    • Grows to 70cm
    • Pink cream and gold
    • Great cut flowers
    • Attracts beneficial insects
    • Easy to grow

Peppermint Stick

Description:

Peppermint Stick Zinnia seeds produce big, double, dahlia-like flowers. Super colourful pompons in pink, cream, white, and gold. Each flower is uniquely striped and flecked with darker colours, so no two are exactly the same. Plant height up to 90cm (36"). Zinnias are extremely easy to grow from seed, and this is a particularly nice mix. Its straight stems and perfectly upright growth make this marvellous Zinnia a particularly useful cut flower, and they look wonderful in arrangements. Try a row of this exceptional Zinnia in your raised bed or in quite large containers.

Annual

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1g (approx. 125 seeds) FL3504A $3.49 In stock $0.00
5g (approx. 625 seeds) FL3504B $4.99 Unavailable  
25g (approx. 3125 seeds) FL3504C $8.99 Unavailable Notify me when in stock
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Quick Facts:

    • Grows to 70cm
    • Pink cream and gold
    • Great cut flowers
    • Attracts beneficial insects
    • Easy to grow

How To Grow

There’s no mistaking the colour and stature of annual Zinnias. Plant Zinnia seeds in average, well-drained garden soil, but dig in a generous amount of well-rotted manure the previous fall. Pinch off growing tips early in the season for bushier growth. Water regularly, keeping leaves as dry as possible. Deadhead regularly. Feed once in early spring, and again once flowering has begun. Continue reading below for tips on how to grow Zinnia from seed.

Latin
Zinnia elegans
Family: Asteraceae

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

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

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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