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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Zinnia spp.
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 6-36 inches
Location and soil: sun; rich soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, edging, containers
Bloom time: summer-early fall
Color range: burgundy, gold, red, orange, pink, lavender, yellow, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 5-7 days
Germination temp.: 70-75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: 1/16 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate: -
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 6 inches (dwarf varieties); 12 inches (mid-size varieties); 15 inches (tall varieties)
Growing On...
Pests:
Diseases: fungus
Growing tips: plant where good air circulation is available; avoid overhead watering; plant disease-resistant varieties


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