Growing Dreamland Mixture Zinnia Garden Seeds
- Taxonomy: Zinnia elegans
- Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: For indoor use, sow one month before the final frost date then transplant to container once two sets of true leaves have been established. For outdoor sowing, plant after final frost date.
- Days to Maturity: 50 – 60 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3 – 10
- Planting Depth: ¼”
- Plant Spacing: 9 – 12"
- Growth Habit: 10 – 12” dwarf shrubs with 9 - 12" spread and 3 – 4” dahlia-like blooms
- Soil Preference: Moist, warm, well-drained soil
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Susceptible mildew, so trim and minimize wet foliage. Very tolerant to pests and disease.
- Color: Assorted ivory, scarlet, pink, coral, apricot, canary, rose, and crimson
For indoor use, sow Dreamland Mixture zinnia seeds one month before the final frost date then transplant to a container once two sets of true leaves have been established. For outdoor sowing, plant after final frost date. Plant your Dreamland Mixture seeds ¼" into moist, warm, and well-drained soil with 9 – 12” spacing between. Dreamland Mixture zinnias can weather a low of 60 degrees at night, but thrive with sun at 75 – 85 degrees during the day and are tolerant of drought conditions. Dreamland Mixture dwarf plants are susceptible to mildew, so trim and minimize wetting the foliage. Dreamland Mixture zinnia seeds mature in 50 - 60 days as 10 – 12” dwarf plants with 4” dahlia-like blooms to fill your garden in stunning ivories, scarlets, pinks, corals, roses apricots, canaries, and crimson.
Zinnias, in general, are native to Mexico, Central America, and parts of the American southwest. The genus zinnia honors the name of German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn. Dreamland Mixture zinnias are known for their early flowers and are even known to thrive in gardens as far north as Minnesota.