These cheerful ornamental flowers (Zinnia elegans) are fast growing and long blooming, and the stout nature of this variety makes it ideal for growers with constrained space, such as urban or container gardeners. However, Thumbelina works great in the field too - we grow it on our farm and add bunches to our Community Supported Agriculture shares. Plants flower with pink, red, and yellow blossoms - often in pastel shades - and thrive in hot summer temperatures.
60 days to flower from transplant. Annual.
Seeds are certified organic.
Zinnia (Zinnia elegans) are annual flowers that are best started from seed from early spring through mid-summer. Transplants from seedling cells or direct seeding in the garden both work equally well. In either case, ensure that seeds stay consistently moist throughout their germination period. Flowers can form blooms as early as 70 days from seeding. Plants thrive exceptionally well in hot weather conditions. Make flower bunches by cutting stems low at a 45 degree angle and stripping off lower foliage. Consistently harvest blossoms or remove any dead/seeded flowers to prolong blossoming - or keep seed heads on the plant for fall seed saving.
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