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Giant Lime Zinnia

Two-foot plants produce an abundance of 4" lime blooms that are ideal and unusual for cutting. Stems have a long vase life and have won numerous awards.

25 seeds




Zinnia elegans


Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Lightly cover

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-85ºF. soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, space 8-12" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost when soil is over 70ºF. Sow a few seeds every 8-12". Thin to the most robust seedlings. For shorter growing seasons they will bloom toward the end of the summer. We like to start seeds both ways, indoors and outdoors for an earlier and longer blooming. 

Growth Habit: Upright and branching

Height and Width: 32-40"

Spacing: 8-12" apart

Light Needs:  Full sun, part shade in hot climates

Soil Needs:  Loose, rich, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 75-80 days

Uses: Cut flowers, flower beds, containers, attracts butterflies and beneficials. 

Care: Amend soil with compost before sowing or transplanting. Water seedlings regularly until established. Water well during dry spells. Pinch back plants when they are young for a bushier growth habit. Harvest flowers often for bouquets or deadhead to encourage more blooms. 

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    Donna M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    giant lime zinnia

    Easy to grow and I have many for cut flower bouquets. They are smaller than the other I bought, but I have any more blossoms.

    Lori L.
    United States
    Lime Zinnia

    Since they haven't bloomed yet, I really can't comment on the flowers. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because, 1 of my plants is growing significantly smaller than the other one is. They both were treated the same way, so I really don't know why. However they both came up just fine and are healthy plants. :-)

    Deanne D.
    Rocky River Ohio

    Giant bright green loveliness. Easy from seed like the vast majority of zinnias.

    Lyn i.
    Gorgeous Lime

    One of the first of my zinnias to bloom and still going strong. We have a large planting of these and they are very noticeable from the road - 250' away. Add these large flowers to just about any arrangement and they can be your green if you have no other.

    Z D.
    Garden Star!

    I planted these last year on a whim, and now I don't think I ever want to go a year without them. They were a lovely lime green that looked amazing in the garden and in cut flower arrangements. They grew to be 3.5 feet tall with many good size blossoms on each plant, It bloomed all summer, even though we had droughty condition in my 5b garden. I am happily planting these lovely flowers again this year with expectations of another successful year.