Zinnia, “Fireball Blend” Seeds
An eye-engaging combination, these 4″–5″ bright beauties have amazing, intense color. The heat-loving, tall plants are great for the back of the flowerbed, and are a sight to behold when planted in mass. Large, bright red and orange flowers. Blooms last a very long time on the plant, and in the vase when cut for gorgeous arrangements. 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.)
1 gram seed packet.
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.