Botanical Name: Zinnia peruviana
Native: Arizona, Mexico, Central and South America
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36'' tall and 24"–28" wide
Variety Information: 1''–2'' red or yellow single blooms
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, 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: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–12"
Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–12"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing blooms where the small, yellow flowers between petals have not yet emerged. Change vase water often.