Zinnia Elegans ‘Inca’
This zinnia has large bright orange quilled flowers. It is a very good cut flower and makes a beautiful show in the garden.
Zinnia Inca has bright orange,fully double cactus flowers. The large flowers are 12 cm across, an twist and curl inwards catching the sun. The plant grows to approx 1 metre tall and forms a robust bushy plant. It is an excellent flower for the cut flower bouquet and also as a reliable and eye catching garden subject.
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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