Zinnia, “Northern Lights Blend” Seeds
Just like Mother Nature’s spectacular light show, our custom blend shines with dazzling flowers that flourish in the sunny garden. Large, 4″–5″ bright pink, purple, and burgundy flowers are great for attracting butterflies and bees. Easy-to-grow zinnias look best when planted in masses in a bed or border, or mix with daisies, bachelor’s buttons, hollyhocks, foxgloves and snapdragons to create a lovely cottage garden. Zinnias are essential in the cutting garden and make wonderful, long-lasting, fresh bouquets. 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.