Zinnia California Giant
Common Name:Zinnia California Giant
Latin Name:Zinnia Elegans
Sun Light:Full is best for strongest growth
Width:up to 24"
Average Germination:7-14 days
Zones:All, yes you can grow zinnia in all zones!
Bloom size: Up to a whopping 6" inches
Colors:As pictured, Reds, yellows, whites, oranges and all colors in-between
Bloom time: Summer if planted in spring
Soil:Well drained amended with compost, better soil = better plants and flowers!
Sow:No more than 1/8" deep as the seeds are very small. Keep soil moist and use a slug bait to prevent your seedlings from being eaten in one night
Fertilizer: A four month fertilizer during planting will really improve growth. Fertilizing starting in spring after frost will bring on the very largest flowers
When to plant:Spring, this plant will not winter over
Coverage:1 oz covers 500 sq feet
Propagation:By seed, can be started indoors and transplanted after all chance of frost has passed
Description: Big flower heads on tall sturdy stems. The Zinnia California Giant is a showpiece flower in the garden. Full sun, compost amended soils will bring about the largest flowers and tallest stems. The zinnia series has been one of my favorites since childhood, there are many other zinnia varieties on the market it's hard to choose which ones to grow each year.