Skip to the content
Zinnia 'White Star'
Seed Packet

Zinnia 'White Star'

Zinnia angustifolia
The small but mighty 'White Star' is an overlooked gem. This sweet littledaisy flowered annual is mildew free, requires little in the way of deadheading, and is heat, humidity, and drought tolerant. It blooms all summer until frost and looks picture perfect all season—a superior carefree garden edging with all the charm of the original species.
SKU #S427
Currently Unavailable
Notify Me When Available
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
Annual Hardiness
Tender Annual
Mature Size
1' h x 1' w
Full sun
Rich, well-drained
Summer to fall
White petals with golden centers
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Heat or Drought Tolerant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Beneficial Insects
Just cover
Sprout Time:
7-14 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.
Zinnias brighten up mixed borders, annual beds, and containers in full sun and compost-enriched, well-drained soil. They are easy to grow, sown directly in the garden or started indoors. Give them plenty of room to develop; one sowing method is to plant three seeds every 12-16" and thin out all but the most vigorous grower to ensure air circulation for healthy foliage and space to grow a strong, branching form. Pinch back when seedlings reach about 6-8" in height to encourage more branching and deadhead or cut for bouquets regularly for a midsummer to frost show.
Final Spacing:
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
Mix in an organic, all-purpose granular fertilizer soon after planting out, and again when flowering begins.
Diseases & Pests:
While this species is said to be resistant to fungal troubles, it does not hurt to take precautions. 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:
Freshly opened flowers. Make sure stems are firm and holding bloom upright.