Renee's own wildly extravagant blend of big ruffled zinnias in fabulous “dance all night” hot colors. Cabaret turns up the volume in sizzling shades of bright rose, rich purple, brilliant lilac, magenta, deep orange and warm yellow. These fully double, multi branching beauties bloom hard all season. Celebrate summer by cutting armloads of these long-stemmed flowers that practically arrange themselves in bouquets of dancing colors.(Zinnia elegans)
Product Weight: 1grams / approximately 125-130 seeds
Plant Type: Annual
Bloom Color: rose, purple, lilac, magenta, orange and yellow
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: 90-105 cm (36-42")
Sow seeds in well-worked 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 2 to 3 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart, cover about 1/2 inch deep and gently firm soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination.
Four weeks before last frost date, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside when temperatures rise above 50°F (10°C) day and night.
Space seedlings 8 to12 inches apart when large enough to handle to give plants room to mature and provide good air circulation.
Zinnias grow readily in ordinary garden soil in full sun. For large and abundant flowers, thin before seedlings get crowded; adequate spacing and regular, even watering help 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.