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Southwestern PA, zone 6. I planted the seeds outdoors in either late May or early June--can't remember exactly when. They are already starting to bloom, weeks earlier than the Select Seed info page says. Probably the brutal heatwave has made them grow faster!Saw two female hummingbirds going at each other this morning, fighting over my flower bed. I was hoping one would come to the zinnias, but the victor preferred the nearby Lonicera 'Alabama crimson,' which is dripping with nectar. Zinnias aren't at the top of the hummingbird preference list, but they do use them. When the curious fledglings show up in a few weeks, I'll probably see them exploring the zinnias.So far, they are only about 2ft tall, but I expect they'll get to the full 3ft with a little more time.Very pleased. They're healthy, and branching on their own (I didn't pinch them). They are the first of my three zinnia varieties to bloom. About 2 days before the orange one 'Inca,'(?). The candy striped ones (I forget the name) are a few days further behind.