Growing Heirloom California Giant Mix Zinnia Flower Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Zinnia elegans
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 2-11
- Days to Maturity: 75-90
- Days to Germination: 7-10
- Seeding Depth: 1/2"
- Plant Spacing: 8-15"
- Row Spacing: 8-15"
- Plant Height: 30-48"
- Growth Habit: 3–4' tall bushy upright with 4–5” giant semi-double blooms
- Soil Preference: Moist, enriched, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 65-90 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- California Giant Mix Zinnia Color: Rose, gold, red, pink, canary, coral, orange, scarlet
- Pests and Diseases: Monitor regularly for disease-carry pests such as aphids, spider mites, whiteflies.
How to Grow California Giant Mix Zinnias from Seed
Zinnia seeds are a full sun summer annual best if planted directly outdoors after the final frost or around Mothers Day. Zinnia has a wildflower like hardiness and can be broadcasted openly or sown in traditional rows. For traditional planting, plant 2-3 seeds .5" deep per hole and thin starts early to reduce legginess. Zinnia seeds germinate in 4-7 days and should bloom in about 60 days. Keep watered and well-drained.
Zinnia seeds are best if sown directly outdoors. Mature California Giant Zinnias can reach up to 4' tall and more than 1' wide, which may be a bit excessive for indoor gardening. For earlier blossoms, start seeds indoors 5–7 weeks before transplanting outside.
California Giant Mix Zinnias in the Vegetable Garden
Water the soil directly to avoid wetting the foliage, as it can cause mold and powdery mildew. Do not underestimate their height and plan your garden accordingly, as California Giants could quickly shadow a garden for the season. Early watering and weeding will generally alleviate most problems, as the California Giant Zinnias are a vigorous summer annual. Pyrethrin stops most insects and pests.
About California Giant Mix Zinnia Seeds
Zinnia elegans. (75-90 Days).
Such color! And color you can bring indoors! These zinnias make amazing arrangements of cut flowers.
The flowers are large, flat-petaled semi-doubling and placed on long stems that are perfect for vases. Easy to grow, children will love to plant these and see them grow!
The plants themselves matuer to 36-48" tall, but the blooms are large ranging from 4-7" in diameter.
California Giants mix has a rainbow of colors in this mix perfect for colorful arrangements.
Butterflies love these flowers! Learn to attract butterflies and grow a butterfly garden for the cost of a seed packet.
California Giant Mix Zinnia Seeds Per Package:
- 5 g - Packet - Approximately 690 Seeds
- .5 oz - Packet - Approximately 1,950 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 3,900 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 15,600 Seeds
- 1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 62,400 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 312,000 Seeds
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