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Persian Carpet Zinnia Seeds

Persian Carpet Zinnia Seeds

SKU:1193

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.

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~0.3 g

(~180 seeds)

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Variety Info

Family: Asteraceae

Type: Zinnia (Learn more)

Native: Mexico

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

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

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

Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant, Edible Flower, Frost Sensitive

Sowing Info

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"

Growing Info

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