The Best for Perfect Cut flowers by the Dozen! Gorgeous color and impeccable form! Talk about eye-catching! This neon-bright Zinnia will draw visitors to your garden (not to mention butterflies!) to feast on its brilliant color and heavy, heavy bloom. Blooms measure 10 cm (4 in) wide and more than an 2 cm (1 in) high, packed with zingy magenta-rose petals and sporting a merry little yellow “crown” at the center. Plants will pop out bloom after bloom, all equally petal-packed and nicely shaped. 1 m (36 in) and 60 cm (2 ft) or more wide, with such good branching that you get more buds than you’ll believe possible. A must for any garden!
Sow seed outdoors as soon as soil can be worked. Cover seed very lightly and keep the soil moist until all seedlings appear. For earlier blooms start seed 4 weeks prior to intended date of transplanting outside. Germinates best at 21 C (70 F) in 7-10 days. Reduce heat after 3 – 4 leaf stage to 15 C (60 F). Transplant as soon as possible to prevent shock. Fertilize every 2 weeks with 10-52-17 and liquid seaweed for strong healthy plants. Garden spacing 30 cm (12 in) apart.