Zinnia

Orange King

When to Plant: Direct sow in early spring after the danger of frost has passed.

Sequential plantings every 2–4weeks apart will provide continuous color and bouquets.

Packet. Avg. 1.5 gm. $3.00


Fresh Cut Flowers: Harvest bouquets in early morning or late afternoon hours.

Collect flowers that are completely open, removing leaves below the water line.

Zinnias have a vase life of 5-7 days.

Overhead watering is not recommended.

Harvest flowers regularly to encourage more blooms.

Requirements: Adores full sunshine, prefers well drained soil. To reduce diseases, plant in areas that have good air circulation. Ph between 6.0 to 6.5. Apply fertilizer at a rate of 1.5 to 2.0 pounds of actual nitrogen per 1,000 sq ft. Use 1-1-1 ratio fertilizer is adequate. Apply a portion of fertilizer at planting, some in late June and a final application August 1st.

Height: 2 – 21/2 feet
Germination: 5–14 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 75°F
Sowing Depth: 1/4 to 1/2 inches
Blooming Period: June—November First blooms appear 6 to 7 weeks after emergence.

Growing Incredible Zinnia

 

 

 

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