Cut & Come Again Zinnia Mix
This mix includes pink, purple, orange, red, white and yellow flowers that are 1 – 1 ½" 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. Gardeners love them for their quick germination, easy growth and rewarding colors.
With its sturdy landing platform, Zinnias are 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 over-water them!
Cut the blooms frequently to encourage branching and to prolong flowering.
The zinnia, like the cosmos, was sent from Mexico by Professor Casimir Gomez de Ortega to his friend the marchioness of Bute in Madrid. The name "zinnia" comes from Johann Gottfried Zinn, who was a medical professor at Gottingen University. The zinnia in its native Mexico was call mal de ojos by the Spaniards, because the flowers were small and considered ugly to the eye.
Plant after last frost. Sow seed 2" apart and 1/16" deep. Thin to 12" apart.
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