Zinnia ‘Crimson’ (Zinnia elegans)
A good rich crimson strain imported from Europe. Height 70-90cm width 50cm.
Zinnias were grown in every grandmother’s garden but in latter years have all but vanished from the scene. One reason is that if Zinnias are bought as seedlings success is unlikely. Zinnias must be direct seeded into the garden. Zinnias start to flower in January and produce until well into April. They are especially good as a cut flower as well as being bright cheerful garden subjects.
When to sow: November-December
Where to sow: Direct in a prepared garden bed when the weather warms up.
Depth to sow: 1/2cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants: 40-50cm
Packet 30 seeds