Zinnia Candy Stripe
Common Name:Zinnia Candy Cane or Peppermint stick
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: 3"-4" for peppermint stick, up to 5" for the Candy cane zinnia
Colors:As pictured, reds, whites, yellows with combinations of all
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: Fascinating broken colored flowers are my favorite of the Zinnia. No flower petal or flower head is the same. Wonderful for a cut flower bouquet to liven up any room in the house I always have some in the kitchen window. Bottom water to prevent mildew, or space them accordingly. Mildew can be eliminated by proper spacing and good soils.