Zinnia elegans ‘Queen Red Lime’

$5.00

This is a very beautiful and unusual zinnia which has uniquely coloured two tone flowers of red and green.

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Description

This Zinnia  has flowers which are very unusual and beautiful.  The outer petals of the fully double flowers are pale red fading to lime green towards the centre of the bloom and with a deep maroon centre.

It is an annual , and is as easy to grow as the more familiar Dahlia-flowered Zinnia.

These plants reach 75cm tall and 30 cms wide, and begin flowering as soon as the summer weather arrives. They thrive in the blazing heat, asking only well-drained soil and adequate water to keep them dazzling for months.

Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, and attract butterflies to the garden. They are outstanding in beds, borders, and containers, and are the perfect cut flower–the more you cut, the more you get! They thrive in the sun and heat of summer, and ask only well-drained soil.

Sowing advice
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.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

75 cm

Number of seeds in packet

20