Zinnias are one of the easiest annual plants to grow from seed (perfect for a child's first garden) and they come in a rainbow of colors, blooming all season long until the frost. Their vivid blooms are the best-kept secret for attracting monarchs and other butterflies to the garden.
How to grow them: Good full sun is really all that's required, although some of the newer hybrids will even bloom in partial shade. As for water, they don't need much, since they're from hot desert-like habitats. Soil? Almost any soil will do, but they prefer fast-draining gritty soil, if you have that available.
Zinnia seeds are perfect for starting indoors to have bloom early. But be sure you wait until every frost is gone, and the soil has warmed up a bit before setting them out. They're super-sensitive to frost--after all, these plants are from frost-free regions, and don't like cold soil. If you'd rather, you can just wait until spring arrives, and sow them outside. They're very undemanding.
Peachy Keen Zinnia Seed Mix includes the following:
Zinnia Seeds Canary Bird
Coral Zinnia Seeds
Zinnia Seeds Luminosa
Zinnia Seeds Orange King
AM019088 (1/4 Pound)
AM019098 (1 Pound)
AM019109 (5 Pounds)
AM019117 (10 Pounds)
Peachy Keen Zinnia Mix
Zinnia elegans Peachy Keen Mix
|Seed Life Cycle|
Summer to Fall
|Wildflower Mix or Specie|
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
|Days to Germination|
5-10 days after sowing depending on soil and weather conditions.
|Days To Bloom|
60-70 days after germination
|Seeds Per Pound|
1/4 lb covers 1,560 sq. ft.1 lb covers 6,220 sq. ft.5 lbs covers 31,115 sq. ft.10 lbs covers 1.5 acres
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings
Deadheading will encourage more blooms.
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