Zinnia Seeds – Meteor
Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans
Life Cycle: Annual
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Planting Season: Spring
Blooms: Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Plant Height: up to 48 inches
Plant Spacing: 6 inches
Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Method: Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Cold Stratification: No
Hardiness Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
WHEN TO PLANT ZINNIA SEEDS
Zinnias are best started directly outdoors in locations where spring warms up early. Keep in mind that Zinnias are native to Mexico, where they have become accustomed to long, hot summers. They are classed as tender annuals and can be directly sown into the garden after all danger of frost is over and daytime temps are at least 50F and above. In cooler climates, start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before your area’s average last-frost date. Harden off the plants by vacationing trays outside for a few hours per day before planting them in your garden.
WHERE TO PLANT ZINNIA SEEDS
Choose a spot that has full sun. Zinnias can thrive in a wide array of well-draining soil conditions.
HOW TO PLANT ZINNIA SEEDS
Turn over the soil in the area you want to plant your zinnias and work in 2 or 3 inches of compost or peat moss to help improve soil fertility and drainage. Plant the seeds only about ¼” – ½” deep and you should see seedlings sprout in four to seven days. Once the seedlings reach about 3” tall, thin them to maximize air circulation, and prevent powdery mildew. The dwarf varieties, reaching a height of 1 to 1 ½ feet, should be planted or thinned to about 9” apart, while the taller 3-feet varieties should be spaced about 1 foot apart.
If starting your zinnias indoors, fill up your pots with organic potting mix. Saturate the potting mix with water and then place two zinnia seeds into each planting cell or pot. Press into the soil for good seed-to-soil contact and then cover with approximately ½” of the potting mix.
Place your zinnias in an area that will receive plenty of warmth (65-70F) and light. Keep your zinnia seeds moistened, checking on them every day or two. Expect to see germination in about 7 to 10 days. Once your seedlings reach about 2 ½ – 3” tall, they are ready to be transplanted outdoors.
Zinnias may be transplanted with ease, as it is possible to move the plants when they are in full flower! Although they thrive best in full sun, they will also endure partial shade.
HOW TO CARE FOR ZINNIAS
Water the area of your zinnia plants carefully, do not get the stems or leaves wet since zinnias are prone to mildew. Keep your zinnia garden lightly moistened, and let the area dry out between watering. The beauty of zinnias is that you can spend your attention elsewhere while they bloom profusely summer to autumn.
All seeds will come in a resalable plastic zip lock bag and placed in a bubble envelope so the seeds are not damaged by shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a high germination rate.
We guarantee that all seed orders will contain the quantity ordered. Unlike many sellers who sell seeds by weight, all seed our counts are almost always correct, as the seeds are packaged and counted by hand. Seed packages are all double checked to insure accuracy. We do our best and will often add extra seeds.
We are a seller that caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is readily available online. Most of our listings include germination instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions.
All My Seeds Are Sold Fresh So You Can Plant them Anytime within 2 years from Purchase
***Note: It is normal for tropical seed germination to be sporadic from as little as 30 days to 6 months or more- so patience is required. Buyers should do their own research for plant uses if needed.
BE PREPARED – Some Seed can be somewhat difficult to germinate – much patience and time may be required – please don’t be wondering why the seeds have not germinated after short periods of time. This is normal. Several months will be needed for some seed.
Some seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination guidance and recommend that you do some research before ordering if you feel unsure. Growing plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is successful and sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because we are not there to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination failure due to improper planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable seeds
Seed is a live product which depends on many important grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers control, and germination and growing results are the buyer’s responsibility and risk.
Payment by paypal. We offer combined shipping. Put all the items you want in your shopping cart. When you are done adding all the items you want pay threw your shopping cart. You pay for shipping on the first pack of seeds and all other seeds ship free, if paid for all on the same order. Your shopping cart will combine the shipping for you. We only ship in the U.S.
READ THIS PLEASE: Orders over $40 will be shipped with a tracking number, Otherwise: Seeds will be shipped economy/standard or first class USPS Mail ,2-10 day shipping and no tracking Items will be shipped 1-3 business days of receiving payment. Shipping usually takes anywhere from 5-7 days not including weekends and Holidays.
We always send the item to the address you give us on PAYPAL to ensure the security of the item. If you have changed your address, or want us to ship to another address, please change to the new address when you pay us with PAYPAL, otherwise we will not be responsible if the package is lost.
PLEASE NOTE…. The “estimated” delivery date in this and all listings is an estimate made by the postal service and posted on each listing byAgritz ….not the seller. The date of estimated delivery is usually (but not always) accurate.
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IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ
All seeds have been test sown to ensure germination. Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee how much you will be able to grow, as too many variables come into play, soil condition, your ability to garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they arrive as described and are in good viable condition and the germination rates are accurate.