Growing Dahlia Flowered Mix Zinnia Garden Seeds
- Taxonomy: Zinnia elegans
- Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: For earlier blossoms, start seeds indoors 4 – 5 weeks before transplanting outside. For outdoor sowing, plant immediately after final frost date.
- Days to Maturity: 90 – 100 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3 – 10
- Planting Depth: ¼”
- Plant Spacing: 10 - 12"
- Growth Habit: 30 – 40” tall shrub 10 - 12" wide and huge 4 – 5” fully-doubled blooms
- Soil Preference: Rich, moist, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Ideal for gardens prone to heat and drought conditions. Water soil directly to avoid saturating foliage, which may cause mold and powdery mildew. Dahlia Flowered Mixture is deer resistant and tolerant against many pests and diseases.
- Color: Assorted gold, scarlet, orange, green, rose, fuchsia, canary, purple, and coral
Dahlia Flowered Mix zinnia seeds are best sown indoors 4 – 5 weeks before the final frost date, then transplanted once there are two sets of true leaves. For indoor or out display, sow Dahlia Flowered Mix seeds ¼” deep and 12” apart in organic-enriched, moist, and well-drained soil with full sun. Water soil directly to avoid saturating foliage, which may cause mold and powdery mildew. Dahlia Flowered Mix seeds grow vigorously in dry and thirsty gardens and are a known deer repellent, tolerant to many pests and insects too. Dahlia Flowered Mix zinnia seeds will reach maturity after about 94 days, producing full-grown 30 – 40” tall shrubs with enormous, dense, and semi- and fully-double 4 – 5” wide blooms of gold, scarlet, orange, green, rose, fuchsia, canary, purple, and coral. Dahlia Flowered Mix seeds will invigorate your home, garden, and your season's fresh cuts from June up until fall's killing frost.
Spanish botanists Mocino and Sesse are credited with documenting the first botanical records of zinnias in 1789, discovering many varieties thriving in the arid and thirsty Mexican climate. However, the genus zinnia is homage to German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn, who was among the first to cultivate and breed the flower.