Cut and Come Again Zinnia Seeds


4.8518518518519 out of 5 stars
(27 reviews)

Cut these old-fashioned blooms for your bouquets, and flowers will "come again" producing continuously until fall frost. Long-lasting, 2"–2½" blossoms on heat-loving plants supply endless color for your flowerbeds, containers, and borders. Each individual flower lasts a very long time on the plant, and in the vase before fading. The edible, colorful flowers can make a pretty garnish to salads, desserts, cold drinks, or serving trays. Attracts pollinators. Deer resistant.

Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 18"–30" tall

Variety Information: 2"–2 ½" flowers in shades of pink, rose, magenta, scarlet, orange, yellow, and cream

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Zinnias do not benefit from being sown early; wait for warmer weather

Days to Emerge: 3–10 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest before small yellow flowers emerge between petals. Change vase water often.

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Cut and Come Again Zinnia Seeds Reviews

27 reviews

a gorgeous and easy to grow classic

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2018
You can't beat the simplicity and ease of a garden of zinnias. These colorful and easy to grow flowers will self sow and continue to provide you with flowers year round in Florida. The multi colored blooms are always covered by butterflies and bees. They also stay fresh in a vase for quite a few days to brighten up any inside room.
Tara P from FL

The name is not deceiving!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 23, 2018
These beauties took the heat and ran with it! I live outside of Houston and the hot and muggy made the Zinnias grow like crazy!! I do suggest you cut the flowers often because when you cut them more and more flowers grew. Great color and size too. I already bought more for next spring.
joanna waddoups from TX

Fantastic Flowers!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 26, 2019
These Zinnias are great. I planted them all through my vegetable garden for pollinators and to add a pop of color and they're growing robustly, no fuss even where other plants struggle. The flowers are cheerful and bright, make a great summer centerpiece for the kitchen table!
Jeanie from DC

Pollinators enjoyed

5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2019
Beautiful as the are blooming now in this Autumn weather.
Mark & Susan Hastings from MI

Beautiful, colorful, and fun!

5 out of 5 stars Jan 24, 2020
We LOVED the cut and come again zinnias and have reordered. While other flowers struggled, these beautiful gems happily grew flower after flower. I loved taking some inside to brighten up the house and always left some for the bees. I can't wait to grow them again this year and will plant more.
Grace Wright from CO

Butterfly Magnet

5 out of 5 stars Jul 1, 2020
I grow these every year for their lovely, long lasting blooms and for the yellow swallowtail and monarch butterflies that visit them.
Jane Herzhauser from NY

Poor cutting flowers

2 out of 5 stars Jul 23, 2020
I am really not happy with these. The flowers are small, about 1 inch across. The stems down to the next braching node are 6-8 inches. They make poor cutting flowers. On the positive side, the grow well in hot weather.
Ellen from VA
Owner Response: Hello Ellen, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are sorry you were unsatisfied with there flowers. In good growing conditions, these flowers produce 2"-2 1/2" wide flowers. Phosphorous can assist flower plants to produce more and larger flowers. Liquid fertilizer is faster acting and you could try a phosphorus-rich formula this season. You may consider performing a soil test to see if amendments can improve the growing conditions. We hope you will try these gardener favorites again.

Giant blooms throughout the summer

5 out of 5 stars Aug 3, 2020
These flowers are such reliable and dependable friends. I've used these seeds year after year with amazing results. They continuously bloom throughout the summer - apt name cut-and-come-again - and are great for beginner gardeners and little ones to watch grow
Lindley Bynum from OR

A Happy Return!

5 out of 5 stars Aug 4, 2020
This mix has a great variety! They bloom at about 1' , then continue to grow and bloom to about 3'. They grow and overshadow weeds and grasses you may have missed pulling, which is great for lazy weeders like me! I didn't have the heart to thin them, and may have caused the powdery mildew around beginning of fall. Butterflies love them. My favorite part was the surprise reseed the next year that resulted in blooms just as heavy as the first year, with several plants popping up in the lawn looking very cute as I mowed around them. :)
Karen Holt from MD

cut and come again zinnia seeds

5 out of 5 stars Sep 21, 2020
Sharon J Rooney from MA

Cut and Come Again Zinnia Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
What better way to say "thank you" to a family and friends by sending them seed packets of their favorite flower, the Zinnia, to plant in their flower garden to enjoy!
Pamela Bray from SC

Thumbelina and Cut and Come Again Zinnia Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
Your flower seeds are the best! Both types of zinnias were beautiful. Many pretty colors. I am sad to pull the zinnias out today because there is going to be frost tonight in Illinois. Will look forward to next years zinnias.

Thumbelina and Cut and Come Again Zinnia Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Oct 4, 2020
Your flower seeds are the best! Both types of zinnias were beautiful. Many pretty colors. I am sad to pull the zinnias out today because there is going to be frost tonight in Illinois. Will look forward to next years zinnias.

Still flowering in mid October!

4 out of 5 stars Oct 15, 2020
I planted these in spring and they're still flowering in mid October in zone 6! Did great in containers and survived high winds on my 5th floor balcony. Love the variety of colors. My flowers were a little small but I think that's because they've struggled a bit due to persistent pest issues I've had all summer- the fact that these are flowering at all just shows how hardy and easy they are. Definitely planting these again next year.
Laura from IL

Bursting color

5 out of 5 stars Oct 29, 2020
These zinnias have giving me an friends bouquets for almost 3 months. The colors are spectacular and intriguing.
Lauri Winter from DC


5 out of 5 stars Oct 30, 2020
Love these zinnas! Beautiful and easy to grow from seed.
Amy Swift from AR


5 out of 5 stars Nov 2, 2020
These little Zinnias are so sweet and the bees love them. They weren't fussy and have done very well in our North Texas climate. I'll buy these again.
Jennifer from TX


5 out of 5 stars Dec 2, 2020
These marigolds were a great hit, with interesting and varied colors and beautiful blooms that have lasted late into Fall. I even had enough marigolds for my Dia de los Muertos (favorite holiday) ofrenda! That's a first for my PNW climate.
L Sierra from WA

cut and come again zinnias were wonderful!

5 out of 5 stars Dec 2, 2020
Oops, I said marigolds, but I meant the cut and come again zinnias!
L Sierra from WA

Beautiful zinnias

5 out of 5 stars Jan 16, 2021
We had great success with these zinnias, truly cut-and-come-again.
Jill from CT


5 out of 5 stars Mar 31, 2021
I love these flowers. They do come back and I have beautiful bouquets all late summer & fall!
Karen from MI

I love these flowers

5 out of 5 stars May 25, 2021
These flowers have the two things I look for in a plant: easy to grow, and beautiful flowers. I started about a dozen of these indoors and planted them out in raised beds and containers to amazing results. They do seem like a pest magnet, as several plants are dealing with aphids but that doesn't stop them from pumping out beautiful flowers, which they use to attract several beneficial insects. Such as hover flies, ladybugs, garden spiders and even a few praying mantis. My only real issue is that I don't get a lot of variety when it comes to flower color, the majority of the blooms are either red, pink, or magenta, with the occasional orange and very rare cream. Regardless, this is my third year growing this variety and I will continue to grow this for many years to come.
Andy from CA

Cut and Come Again Zinnia Seeds - Heirloom

5 out of 5 stars Sep 28, 2021
Absolutely gorgeous! I will grow these every year.
Cynthia from MI

Worked for me

5 out of 5 stars Oct 27, 2021
This was the first time I ever grew flowers from seed and I'm a senior! I was able to keep a bouquet of zinnias on my dining room table from mid-June through late October. These do keep producing blossoms. I started them in mid-February indoors and put them outside in mid-May.
Kathleen from NC


5 out of 5 stars Jun 5, 2022
I have been so impressed by this variety of zinnia. They bloomed a little over a month after I planted them outside in my full sun garden bed. They're definitely a smaller sized zinnia compared to other "Giant" varieties, but I love them. They have so many blooms so quickly, in all kinds of different colors. A word of advice: BUY THEM! You won't regret it! Super easy germination as well!
Lauren from TX


5 out of 5 stars Jun 5, 2022
These were quite late because of our cold crazy spring but are quite a delight now. I got so many zinnias....polar bear...queen lime....lime blush. These latter ones are smaller but I bought them from Baker Creek I think...not positive. But these giant ones are so gorgeous. I set my chair right by them , they are my inspiration. I started a bunch of white echinacea too and I love my pink one from last year. I think the echinacea was from Etsy.
Carol from AR

I SO enjoyed these flowers!!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 13, 2022
I planted cut & come zinnias instead of green beans this summer and I enjoyed these flowers sooo much. The colors and variety of blooms make such a happy arrangement, the colors all working well together, being bright and cheery. I gave friends & neighbors many sweet bouquets with some greenery from my yard and I looked like a pro flower arranger! It was these easy, fabulous flowers that spread joy and made me look like a pro!
Meg from NC

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