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Zinnia 'Senorita'
Zinnia 'Senorita'
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Zinnia 'Senorita'

Zinnia elegans
Warm salmon-pink petals are curled at the tips and have an attractive tousled look. Welcome in the garden bed and for simply lovely bouquets. Easy to grow, sow direct after all chance of frost has passed.
SKU #S876
$3.25
Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
100
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
3' h x 2' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Rich, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Warm salmon pink curled petals
Features
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterfly
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Beneficial Insects
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
1/16-1/4"
Sprout Time:
5-10 days
Seed To Bloom:
9-12 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Keep at 70-80°F.
Starting Outdoors:
Recommended. Direct sow after last spring frost.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last spring frost, when night temperatures remain above 50°F.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Perfect for mixed borders and beds, zinnias will brighten up almost any location with full sun and rich, well-drained soil. They are easy to grow and versatile, thrive in varying soil conditions and are easily transplanted, even when growth is significant. Pinch back when seedlings reach about 6-8" in height to encourage bushy growth, and deadhead regularly for a midsummer to frost show.
Final Spacing:
2'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
Tolerates drought, but performs best when watered regularly. Keep moist, watering only in the morning. Avoid wetting the leaves.
Soil pH:
Acidic to neutral
Fertilizer:
Mix in an organic, all-purpose granular fertilizer soon after planting out, and again when flowering begins.
Diseases & Pests:
Avoid fungal issues by spacing properly and placing in a location with good air circulation. If problems arise, treat with an organic fungicide or neem oil. If slugs are troublesome, treat the surrounding soil with pelletized iron phosphate. Diatomaceous earth or crushed eggshells can also be spread on the surrounding soil to prevent or resolve this issue.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Fully opened flowers