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Zinnia marylandica 'Double Zahara Strawberry'

Half-hardy Annual

Boasting an exceptionally long flowering period, we believe Zinnia 'Double Zahara Strawberry' to be the best double, dwarf Zinnia on the market. Large, fully double blooms in a vivid strawberry colour are produced in abundance on compact, low-growing plants. With good heat and drought tolerance and excellent disease resistance, these exciting annuals need little maintenance to put on a fabulous display. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

Ideal For:
patio, cottage gardens, cut flower garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April, May
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (12 zinnia seeds)

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    • Despatch: Despatch within 24 hours
    • £3.99

Direct sow zinnia seeds outdoors where they are to grow from April to May once the soil has warmed. Choose a position in full sun on moist, well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 3mm (⅛") in drills spaced 30cm (12") apart. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 7-14 days. When zinnia seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 23cm (9") apart.


Alternatively, sow indoors from March to April at a temperature of 15-25C (59-77F). After sowing, keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged and do not exclude light as this helps germination. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions. When zinnia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting outdoors.

Water regularly until zinnia plants are fully established. Deadhead faded zinnia flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced.
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