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Scarlet and Yellow Swizzle Zinnia

The vigorous plants are covered with 3" bi-colored blooms, yellow at the tips and scarlet in the center. Grows 15 to 20 inches tall.

10 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: 15-20"

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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Penny S.
United States
I recommend this product
Poor germination. Very few seeds in packet.

Okay but both mammoth sweet peas and the small zinnias had poor germination. The large zinnias doing well though.

Joseph M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
A Beautiful Flower

This Zinnia Scarlett & Yellow Swizzle, is a short plant, in my garden, no more than 12 inched high but it covers itself with colorful red and yellow rays of petals with the yellow at the tips. One could not see the leaves for the flowers. I definitely will plant then next year. All of the seeds that I got this spring performed much better than in years past. Perhaps the addition of some 7-5-7 fertilizer to the garden was very beneficial. Joseph Michalek

Gary W.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Pinetree flower and vegetable seeds

Zinnias are just starting to sprout and as with all Pinetree seeds the germination rate is about 90% or better. Will send pics when blooming begins! Great seeds, great service! Thanks Pinetree

Susan C.
United States
Love these!

These are wonderful for either a container or the garden. I like the more petite size.

Terry D.
New York
Best flower this season

Great looking small zinnia with a bloom that just keeps going and going. The blooms have lasted for weeks and still look great.