Zinnia Happy Talk 50 Seeds


Very Tall. Choice mixture of giant, double chrysanthemum or cactus type flowers.

Garden Height: 80cm
Ideal for: Bedding

These seeds have been tested and obtained 96% Germination Rate.

They bloom from summer through to the first frost, and carry double blooms.

How to Grow Zinnia

If growing Zinnia from seed then sow outdoors following the last frost of spring; lightly cover the seed once sown. Plants should be spaced at 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches; small); 25 to 30 cm (10 to 12 inches; medium) or 45 cm (18 inches; large Zinnia species) apart.

Ideally grow Zinnia in a sunny area of the garden that gets an afternoon shade. The plants are able to grow in most soils of pH 6 to 7, but soil should be enriched with manure for best results.

In cold areas it may be a good idea to start off Zinnia indoors first; do so about seven weeks in advance of transplanting. It should take about one to three weeks to germinate Zinnia at a temperature of 20 to 27 degrees Celsius. Transplant outdoors just after the last possible frost of spring.

Caring for Zinnia

It is easy to look after Zinnia. Keep them well watered and feed them in the spring.

Pinch back Zinnia plants to encourage branching; feed again once they start to flower. Remove (deadhead) dying flowers.

Quick Zinnia Growing Guide and Facts

Common Names: Zinnia: Rocky Mountain; Common; Purple; Plains; Desert; Wild; Spinyleaf; Narrowleaf; Bush; Mexican.
Scientific Names: Zinnia elegansZ. angustifolia
; Z. grandifloraZ. acerosaZ. peruviana.
Life Cycle: Half hardy annual.
Height: 6 to 40 inches (15 to 100 cm).
Native: Americas.
Flowers: Summer until first frost.
Flower Details: White, yellow, yellow-green, cream, gold, burgundy, pink, red, purple, violet, orange. Multi, contrasting colours. Double ray florets; central disc. Dome. Papery.
Foliage: Green. Opposite. Linear through to Ovate.
Sow Outside: Cover seed. Following the last frost. Spacing 5 to 12 inches (12 to 30 cm).
Sow Inside: Germination time: one week to one month. Temperature 70 to 80°F (21 to 27°C). Seven or eight weeks in advance. Transplant outdoors following the last frost.
Requirements: Full sunlight or afternoon shade. Good drainage. Soil pH 6 to 7. Rich soil. Humus. Moist soil. Mix in manure. Regular watering to surrounding soil. Feed when transplanting. Feed at the start of flowering. Pinch tips.

(FZinnHT503)

SKU FZinnHT503
Unit Of Measure ea

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