Persian Carpet Zinnia Seeds


4.2 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

Persian Carpet, also called Mexican zinnia or narrow-leaved zinnia, is a reliable choice for beds, borders, and containers. With bicolored single and double flowers in gold, burgundy, cream, red, and orange, it will bloom throughout hot, dry summer weather until first frost. It has smaller, narrower leaves and a more bushy, compact habit than common zinnia (Z. elegans). Delightful as a cut flower; attracts pollinators, too! Zinnias are edible, but have little flavor. The colorful flowers can make a pretty garnish to salads, desserts, cold drinks, or serving trays. (The flower's central disk, while edible, can be bitter.) 1952 All-America Selections winner.

$2.49 300 mg (~180 seeds)

Botanical Name: Zinnia haageana

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 12"–16" tall, 12" wide

Variety Information: 2" single and double flowers in red, yellow, orange, and bicolors

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, 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 and change vase water often.

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Persian Carpet Zinnia Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Persian Carpet Zinnia

5 out of 5 stars Jul 21, 2019
Love them and are so very pretty!!!!!!! the seed is very good and they grow so very nice love all the pretty little flowers
L stackhouse from PA

Never germinated

1 out of 5 stars Oct 10, 2020
Never germinated
Ann Zielinski from SC
Owner Response: Hi Ann, We are sorry you had a tough time germinating these seeds. The key to zinnia germination is to wait until the soil has warmed, which usually a couple of weeks after your average last frost date, to sow. Quality is very important to us which is why we frequently test our seeds lots using a third-party laboratory, ensuring germination exceeds federal and our own standards. A customer service agent will be with you soon to help.

Tough, beautiful, easy, and unusual flowers

5 out of 5 stars Feb 2, 2021
These tough little zinnias won the Dallas Arboretum's FlameProof Plant award and I can see why. I scattered the seed in the driest, hottest, crappiest soil in my garden, watered 'til they germinated, and they grew and thrived. Like all zinnias they are fast to germinate and flower, and they are a refreshing alternative to the marigolds everyone has. I did give them a little extra water in the heat of summer to keep them extra perky, but otherwise it was all them. You really should plant them in a mass so you can appreciate the variety of form and color, but I only had a few square feet and that was plenty. I will say they got taller than listed, at least in my garden, but that is an issue common to all zinnias in my experience.
Jennifer F. from CO

Love Them

5 out of 5 stars Jul 29, 2021
We enjoy this variety more every year! They are perfect for a small arrangement and have an amazing vase life. A definite keeper.
Mark from TN


5 out of 5 stars Oct 8, 2021
Sowed seeds in late Spring, so they didn't flower that summer but this year they popped up! Tall blooms for at least 6 weeks. Happened to be all around grape tomatoes, and either the scent or the color kept the critters away from the tomatoes and we got tons.
Bridget from MA

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