Zinnia, California Giants Mix
Zinnia elegans. Annual. 36" tall.
California Giants Zinnia was introduced in 1924 by Bodger Seed Selected from a single plant with extra large flowers. We offer a mixture of California Giants Zinnia in separately produced colors of giant 5" to 6" dahlia type blooms. Colors range from salmon, orange, yellow, red and white. Selected for size, small centers with many blooms showing a lovely two-tone effect.
Planting Directions:. Plant seed outdoors in a well prepared, sunny area after all danger of frost is past and soil has warmed to at least 70?. Seed may also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before transplanting to the garden later. Plant seed 1/4:” deep with soil temperatures of 70?. Once seedlings are showing, reduce temperature to 60?. Plants will be sturdier if grown at this lower temperature until time to transplant outdoors. Thin or transplant when seedlings reach 2” tall spacing plants at least 10” apart.. Zinnias prefer warm weather, rich soil and full sun.