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Polar Bear Zinnia

Classic flowers on 3 foot tall plants can now be ordered by color. We trialed them and loved them all. Each color has a profusion of blooms and looks stunning in a mass planting. Will last for a surprisingly long time as a cut flower.

75 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Zinnia elegans

Annual 

Germination: 7-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Lightly cover

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF. soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, space 8-12" apart. Water seedlings regularly until established. 

Sowing Outdoors: After 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: 30-40"

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, wildflower and cottage gardens, attracts butterflies and beneficials. 

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Mix compost into the soil before sowing or transplanting. Pinch back plants when they are young for a bushy growth habit. Deadhead to encourage more blooms.