Canary Bird Zinnia
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.