Zinnia, Cut & Come Again Zinnia Seed Mix - (Zinnia elegans)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 50 seeds per pack
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Cut & Come Again Zinnia Mix includes pink, purple, orange, red, white and yellow flowers that are 1 – 1 ½ inch wide and are semi-double to fully double. Zinnias excel as cut flowers as their rigid stems hold long-lasting blossoms that retain their petals. They have been a colorful feature in home gardens for many decades. Kids love them for their quick germination, easy growth and rewarding colors.
One of the best flowers that smart gardeners can put to work in their gardens. Zinnias are one of the easiest growing and hardest working flowers around. Plant in warm, rich soil with lots of sun and you’ll have seedlings in days with flowers just a few weeks later.
Native to Mexico and Central America, the genus Zinnia was named for the 18th-century German botanist Johann Gottfried Zinn. European flower breeders developed brightly colored double flowers from the original, a drab purplish wildflower.
With its sturdy landing platform, Cut and Come Again is a major attraction for many butterfly species like Tiger Swallowtails and Monarchs who linger, sipping nectar. They bloom from midsummer to frost and like hot, dry summers with rich, loamy soil in a sunny spot. Don’t overwater them!
Zinnias are more appealing to both humans and pollinators as an irregular mass of bright colors than a straight line. Each plant develops many side branches, discouraging weeds in the zinnia patch. Cut the blooms frequently to encourage branching and to prolong flowering.