Zinnia Jim Baggett's Choice
Zinnia elegans. Annual. 28"-38" tall. 70-90 days.
Brilliant arry of colors ranging from orange, yellow, red, magenta, to pink. Some Cactus blooms some with rolled edges. Huge blooms, 4-5" and long stems make a perfect, long lasting cut flower. Developed by Dr Jim Baggett, a well known vegetable breeder at Oregon State University, who grew and bred zinnias and dahlias in his back yard. Brought to us by Frank Morton at Wild Garden Seed.
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.