Zinnia peruviana, A Profusion of Simple yet Stunning Red Flowers, This extremely beautiful (and useful) ornamental plant has wide-ranging adaptability to differing climates. It shows outstanding tolerance to both high and low temperatures along with excellent disease resistance, particularly to powdery mildew, which can be a problem in zinnias. These tall plants are adorned with a profusion of stunning yet simple displays of red flowers which are frequently visited by pollinating insects, (Butterflies love this). An under-used annual in bedding designs and in a mixed border, needing full sun, warmth, & well-drained good soil. Will lightly self-seed, (Ht: 2 to 2.5 ft) No need to stake, plant them close enough so they support each other., Seed Count Approx - 24 avg
SOWING - Sow seed directly into the garden in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Sow into well-prepared soil free of large clumps. Only lightly cover seeds as they need light and warmth to germinate. Keep soil moist until established, Treat as an annual. Very easy!