Zinnia Dawn Creek Peach

Zinnia elegans

Features

  • Floret original
  • Easy to grow
  • Heat-loving
  • Pollinator-friendly

Description

This warm, dreamy mix includes buff, peach, apricot, and faded coral, with the occasional blush. Plants have long, strong stems and are incredibly productive. Many of the flowers have a cactus-like form in a wide range of shapes and sizes, including some with tufted centers. Seed for this mix originally came from Kori at Dawn Creek Farm.

Details

Planting depth: ¼ in
Germination soil temp: 60°F–80°F
Days to germination: 3 to 5 days
Site: full sun
Plant spacing: 9 to 12 in
Pinch: when 8 to 12 in tall
Days to maturity: 75 to 95 days
Height: 48 to 56 in

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Sow seeds indoors in trays or pots 4 to 6 weeks before your last frost. Zinnias are very cold sensitive, so wait until all danger of frost has passed before planting outside. Zinnias can also be direct-seeded into the garden once weather is consistently warm.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Use the “wiggle test”: Grab the stem about 8 in down from the flower and gently shake it. If the stem is droopy or bends, don’t cut yet. If the stem is stiff and remains erect, it is ready to harvest. Do not put in the cooler. Zinnias are notorious for making their water murky. To combat this, add a few drops of bleach to the water. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Details

Description

This warm, dreamy mix includes buff, peach, apricot, and faded coral, with the occasional blush. Plants have long, strong stems and are incredibly productive. Many of the flowers have a cactus-like form in a wide range of shapes and sizes, including some with tufted centers. Seed for this mix originally came from Kori at Dawn Creek Farm.

Details

Planting depth: ¼ in
Germination soil temp: 60°F–80°F
Days to germination: 3 to 5 days
Site: full sun
Plant spacing: 9 to 12 in
Pinch: when 8 to 12 in tall
Days to maturity: 75 to 95 days
Height: 48 to 56 in

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Sow seeds indoors in trays or pots 4 to 6 weeks before your last frost. Zinnias are very cold sensitive, so wait until all danger of frost has passed before planting outside. Zinnias can also be direct-seeded into the garden once weather is consistently warm.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Use the “wiggle test”: Grab the stem about 8 in down from the flower and gently shake it. If the stem is droopy or bends, don’t cut yet. If the stem is stiff and remains erect, it is ready to harvest. Do not put in the cooler. Zinnias are notorious for making their water murky. To combat this, add a few drops of bleach to the water. Expect a vase life of 7 days.

Sources

How to Grow

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