Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall
Variety Information: 2"–4" flowers in colors of scarlet, crimson, orange, pink, cream, with red stripes, streaks, or blotches
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 8"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest before small yellow flowers emerge between petals.