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Queen Lime Orange Zinnia

2 reviews

Outstanding new zinnia out-performs the original standard. A mix of double, semi double or single, fade resistant blossoms atop a sturdy, well branching plant. Each flower has a slightly different variation of color with smoky undertones and lime green centers. One of our best performers in trials. Creates a captivating bouquet. 

20 seeds


Queen Lime Orange Zinnia


Zinnia elegans


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 70-85ºF. 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. 

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John W.
United States United States
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Queen Lime Orange Zinnia

A zinnia with long- lasting, perfectly formed flowers. The color is hard to describe, as it changes over time: earthy, like terra cotta or adobe orange suffused with green at the tips. Some were more yellowish suffused with green upon opening. I am enjoying the unusual colors planted with cactus-flowered dahlias this year. The earthy colors complemented rather than competed with the dahlia flowers.

Sandra P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Out of two packs planted only one flower grew a lime flower. Very pretty, but sad about the others.