Zinnia, “Peppermint Stick” Seeds
What a fun flower to grow! 2″–4″ striped and speckled blooms in cheery colors are delightful in the garden, and tabletop arrangements. No two are alike! Easy to grow, heat-loving plants supply beauty and interest to your flowerbeds, containers, and borders until fall frost. 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.)
600 mg packet contains ~48 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 8"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest before small yellow flowers emerge between petals.