Persian Carpet Zinnia Seeds


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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.

$1.99 300 mg

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

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Persian Carpet Zinnia
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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

Never germinated
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Never germinated
Ann Zielinski
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.

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