Zinnia Elegans ‘Gigantica mix’
A large flowered mildew resistant zinnia, which is an excellent garden plant and also is a great cut flower due to it longevity in the vase and long picking stems.
This zinnia has large 12 cm blooms on 1.2 m tall stems which make an impressive display in the garden with double dahlia shaped blooms that come in an array of bright vivid colors. This zinnia is mildew resistant with tall thick sturdy stems and is an excellent choice for cut flowers or as a focal point in the border. It will bloom throughout summer.
For best results sow zinnia where they are to flower (they like a sunny, sheltered position and don’t like to be moved) from the end of October to the end of November when the soil is warming up. Sow 3mm deep in drills 30cm apart into well prepared soil that has been raked to a fine tilth. Water regularly. Germination takes 7-14 days. When large enough to handle thin to 25cm spacing.
They can also be sown indoors Sep-Oct into seed compost at temp. 15-25°C. Do not exclude light. When large enough to handle transplant and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise 10-15 days and plant out after danger of frost has passed.
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