EXCLUSIVE - Berry Basket is composed of a luscious color palette of florist quality zinnias for eye catching garden displays and color-coordinated bouquets. These densely petaled, fully double flowers in lovely shades of raspberry, grape, rose-pink and violet are a custom blend of premium zinnias chosen for superb garden performance in tough summer conditions. The multi-branched, 3 1/2 foot tall plants yield armfuls of long stemmed flowers for centerpiece bouquets all season long.(Zinnia elegans)
Product Weight: .75 grams / approximately 95-100 seeds
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Color: pink, raspberry & violet
Grows Best In: Full Sun
Bloom Period: Summer / Fall
Growth Habit: Bush
Days to Seed Germination: 7-10 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1.5cm (.5")
Growing Height: 90-105cm (36-42")
Sow seeds in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun when danger of frost is past and weather is warm and above 50°F (10°C) both day and night. Space seeds 3 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart, cover 1/2 inch deep and gently firm soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination.
One month before last frost, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart in seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside when temps rise above 50°F (10°C) day and night.
Space seedlings 8 -12 inches apart when large enough to handle to give plants room to mature and provide good air circulation.
To ensure sufficient air circulation and abundant blossoms, thin before seedlings get crowded; adequate spacing and regular, even watering helps keep zinnias productive and discourages mildew. Pick when flower blossoms first open and petals are tight for longest vase life. Cut long stems well back into the plant to keep plants branching low and producing best blooms for summer long bouquets.