Gift Zinnias Organic Seeds - Hudson Valley Seed Co

  • $4.75

These striking red blooms make perfect presents.

In its native Mexico, the original zinnia was considered an unattractive weed called "mal de ojos." In the mid-1700s, the German Ambassador to Mexico sent seeds to Johan Gottfried Zinn, a professor of botany who provided the first detailed description of the flower--as well as the first comprehensive anatomy of the human eye. A part of the eye is named after him (the zonule of Zinn), and the botanist Carolus Linnaeus posthumously named the zinnia in his honor.

The cut flowers of this variety, Gift Zinnia, are spectacular on their own: a mix of single and double medium blooms. Plants are medium in height, reaching up to 48" by the end of the season.

Pack - contains 100 seeds

Growing Instructions - Direct sow after last frost. Or, sow indoors 4-6 weeks earlier, then transplant into average garden soil in a mostly sunny location. Too much fertility may result in more foliage and fewer blooms. Gift Zinnia is a robust plant, growing to 36-48" tall. Pinch off spent flower heads for continued blooming until frost, or let some go to seed to save for next season.

Days to Germination 5-7
Days to Maturity 80
Planting Depth ½"
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 18-24"
Height at Maturity 36-48"
Width at Maturity 12"
Sun Preference Full Sun


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