Growing Dwarf Thumbelina Mix Zinnia Garden Flowers from Seeds
- Taxonomy: Zinnia elegans
- Flower Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Perfect for either indoor or outdoor display. Zinnia Thumbelina Mix seeds may be sown 4 – 5 weeks indoors and transplanted outside after final frost, or sown directly in the garden once soil has warmed to 70 degrees.
- Days to Maturity: 60 – 70 days
- Hardiness Zone: 3 – 10
- Seed Planting Depth: ¼”
- Zinnia Plant Spacing: 12"
- Growth Habit: 5 – 6” dwarfs with 10 – 12" spread and semi-double to fully double 1½” blooms
- Soil Preference: Rich, evenly moist, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Because Thumbelina Mix is the shortest and smallest of all Zinnias it can be overlooked in the garden. Be sure to ventilate and sun properly and to water the soil directly to minimize wetting the foliage, as these dwarf zinnias are susceptible to mold and mildew. Mold and mildew if not properly ventilated and watered but, otherwise, very hardy and durable plants.
- Color: Assorted purple, fuchsia, orange, red, canary, lilac, and ivory
Thumbelina Mix Zinnias debuted as a 1963 All-American Selections (AAS) Gold Medal Winner. A perfect trimming to any garden or as a thoughtful, potted gift. This dwarf Zinnia Flower variety makes a short, and delicate addition to gardens.