Zinnia, “California Giants” Seeds (Large Packet)
Zinnias are a must for anyone wanting glorious, long-lasting colors throughout the garden as well as for cut flower arrangements. The more you cut, the more they bloom! Since 1926, ‘California Giants’ has delivered large blossoms on heat-loving, tall plants; stunning planted in mass. Large, 4″–6″ flowers in a wide range of colors, including white, pink, salmon, rose, red, yellow, orange, lavender, and purple. Each individual flower lasts a very long time on the plant, and in the vase. Zinnias are edible, but have little flavor. The colorful flowers can make a pretty garnish to salads, desserts, cold drinks, or serving trays. (The flower’s central disk, while edible, can be bitter.)
2 gram packet contains ~240 seeds.
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Zinnias do not benefit from being sown early; wait for warmer weather
Days to Emerge: 3–10 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest before small yellow flowers emerge between petals.