Zinnias are old-fashioned flowers but this rose and white bi-color provides a brilliant look for this sun loving class of annuals. Superior qualities resulted in long lasting Zinnia plants that provide generous color all season. â€˜Zahara Starlight Roseâ€™ is heat and drought tolerant, easy to grow in gardens or containers. A perfect plant for the novice or experienced gardener because it is so undemanding with loads of blooms. The mature plants are mid-sized, about 30 to 35 cm (12 to 14 in) tall and wide, large enough to make a bold statement in containers or patio urns.
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.