This range are the largest of the Zinnias and the stems are long and strong making for excellent cut flowers. This variety is a deep burgundy colour.
Type : Half Hardy Annual
Position : Full Sun
Height : 90cm
Quantity per packet : 25
Sowing method : Direct sow where they are to grow.
When to plant : November/December when the ground has warmed.
Spacing : 30cm
Depth : 3mm
Germination : 7-14 days
Days to maturity : 75-90
Flowers : January-May
When to pick : When stems are stiff.
Vase life : 7-10 days
Originating from Mexico, these babies like it seriously hot so choose your sunniest spot and you will be rewarded. Direct sow is the way to go as Zinnia don't like their roots being disturbed. What does that mean?! It means sow where you want them to grow, starting inside then transplanting can result in struggling plants with weak stems and small or single instead of double blooms.