Zinnia Ice Queen - Ontario Seed Company

Zinnia Ice Queen - Ontario Seed Company

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Zinnia elegans

A beautiful, bi-coloured zinnia with semi-double to double flowers. The inner half of the petals are rose while the outer half are white to pale pink. Fast growing and long blooming they make an excellent cut flower or bedding plant. Especially attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.

How to Grow

Select a sunny site with well drained organic soil. Sow seeds in late May when the soil has warmed - do not be in a hurry as cool, damp soil often leads to seed rot. Barely cover the seed with soil and under ideal conditions, germination will occur in 5-10 days. When the seedlings are 7.5 cm (3") tall, thin smaller varieties to 25 cm (10") apart and larger varieties to 35 cm (14") apart. If you wish to start seed indoors, sow seed in mid-March 6 mm (1/4") deep in peat pots or Jiffy 7's. A germination temperature of 22 C (72 F) is suitable. Grow on at 15 C (60 F) until hardening off and transplanting out in late May.


Approx. 10 seeds/pkt.

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