Growing Lilliput Mixture Zinnia Garden Seeds
- Taxonomy: Zinnia elegans
- Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: For earlier blossoms, start seeds 4 – 5 weeks indoors before transplanting outside after the final frost and the soil has warmed to 70 degrees.
- Days to Maturity: 54 – 70 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3 – 10
- Planting Depth: ¼”
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Growth Habit: 20 – 24” semi-dwarf shrub 10 - 12" wide with dense 1 – 2” bushy pompom-like blooms
- Soil Preference: Normal, loamy, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Cannot withstand cold temperatures but very tolerant plants. Its tolerance to pests and severe weather is matched by its tolerance to powdery mildew and common diseases that affect other Zinnia elegans.
- Color: Assorted purple, fuchsia, orange, canary, ivory, and lilac
For earlier blossoms, start your Lilliput Mixture zinnia seeds 4 – 5 weeks indoors before transplanting to your garden after the final frost has passed and the soil has warmed to 70 degrees. Then sow the Lilliput Mixture seeds ¼ inch deep and 6” apart in average, loamy, and well-drained soil. Lilliput Mixture zinnias can tolerate temperatures as low as 60 degrees, but thrive in 75 – 85 degrees in full garden light. Lilliput Mixture's tolerance to pests and drought is matched by its tolerance to powdery mildew and common diseases that often affect other zinnias. Lilliput Mixture zinnia seeds mature in 54 - 70 days 20 – 24” semi-dwarf shrubs with exquisite 1 – 2” pompom-like blooms of assorted purples, fuchsias, oranges, canaries, ivories, and lilacs. Lilliput Mixture's dazzling and bushy lollipop flowers are perfect for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or excellent as a staple to your next fresh cut arrangement.
Zinnias are considered the “king of summer annuals” and Lilliput Mixture's dazzling assortment of pompom-like bulbs are excellent for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden.