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Zowie! Yellow Flame Zinnia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Item # 02140-PK-P1
was $4.95
sale $4.25
Buy 3+ at $3.50 ea
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Blooms CHANGE COLORS as they mature!

No other Zinnia like it on the market!
You'll love the old-fashioned look and exciting color changes of this 2006 All-America Selection winner! Zowie! is a Zinnia like no other, with several layers of bright petals surrounding a big central red-and-yellow cone. When the petals open, they're bold magenta-pink with yellow tips, and the pink gradually turns to rich red, giving you all 3 colors at once in a garden planting! Magnificent!

The central cone is eye-catching with its ruffle of tiny, bright yellow petals above the deep red, and the flowers measure 3 to 5 inches wide, so you really get a huge display of color from even a small planting. These plants are a good size for cutflowers, too -- 30 to 36 inches tall and about 24 to 27 inches wide. As with all Zinnias, the more flowers you cut, the quicker you get new buds, so fill your vases!

Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, and attract butterflies to the garden. They are outstanding in beds, borders, and containers, are are the perfect cut flower--the more you cut, the more you get! They thrive in the sun and heat of summer, and ask only well-drained soil. Their biggest enemy is mildew, so water them with a soaker hose or other ground-based spray to minimize wetting the foliage--or, if this isn't possible, water them early in the day, so that the leaves can dry off before nightfall. Space the plants generously to prevent overcrowding.

When cutting the blooms for the vase, trim off all the foliage; unlike the blooms, it does not last well after cutting. Zinnia is a lovely companion to other summer bloomers in the vase; it has sturdy stems that help it keep its upright posture over a long period. Simply put, this is one of the easiest and most rewarding annuals to grow from seed! Enjoy! Pkt is 15 seeds.

Genus Zinnia
Species elegans
Variety 'Zowie! Yellow Flame'
Item Form (P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Seeds Per Pack 15
Plant Height 2 ft 6 in - 3 ft
Plant Width 10 in - 12 in
Bloom Size 3 in - 5 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower
Bloom Color Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 4 Reviews Write a Review
New Favorite Zinnia
Bethany Hamill from MD wrote (July 24, 2014):
I am absolutely buying these next year! I grew three different varieties from seed this year and this was my absolute favorite. The flower heads are lush and sturdy, providing a beautiful pop of color that seems to last longer than some other varieties.
WOW!!!
Mike from NC wrote (June 16, 2014):
Everyone who has seen this flower raves over its stunning beauty!!! The picture is good but it doesn't do this zinnia justice. They really need three or four to show different stages. I just can't express how happy I am with this plant! Just give it a try, you will not regret it. I've got fourteen fantastic plants from fifteen seeds at a cost of about four dollars! If only one of them had made it to bloom I would be happy! Thanks!!!
Terrific Zinna -- Real Stunner
Stacey Harris from MO wrote (January 29, 2012):
I purchased these last spring, and they were spectacular. The bloom really does change, and lasts quite a while. These were great cut flowers and looked great in a vase with other zinnias. I also was happy that Zowie grew in an area that only received morning/noon sun. The plants were surprisingly mildew-resistant up through the early fall, until our mornings started to get pretty damp and chilly. I will definitely order these again this year.
Zinnia is the botanical name for Zinnia
Zinnia Germination Information

Zinnia Seed Germination How to Sow Zinnia:
  • Best sown indoors, 4 weeks before last frost, at a temperature of 70-75°
  • Germination will occur in 5-7 days
  • They can also be sown outdoors, after all danger of frost is past in the spring
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Zinnia:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 6-12 inches apart in a rich, fertile, well-drained soil

Temperature: Grow on in full sun at 60-65° days/55-60° nights

Additional Care:  Feed monthly with a balanced fertilizer. They are very tolerant of heat and drought. Water zinnias at ground level, rather than with overhead irrigation. Deadhead to prolong the flower display

Appearance and Use:

These are festive and vigorous plants for use in borders, bedding, edging, containers, and as a fresh cut flower. They will be covered in flowers from summer to frost. Zinnia elegans, Common Zinnia, grows 6-40 inches tall and has broad ovate, 1-4 inch long by 1-2 inch wide leaves. The 1-7 inch diameter flowers come in colors of pink, rose, cherry, lavender, purple, red, orange, salmon, gold, yellow, cream, or light green. Color patterns are solid, zoned, or multi-colored, petal arrangement is either single or double, and flower heads are often chrysanthemum-, dahlia-, or cactus-like. Zinnia haageana, Mexican Zinnia, grows 12-18 inches tall and has narrow 1-2 inch long by 1/2 inch wide leaves. The 1-21/2 inch flowers are red, mahogany, yellow, or orange. Color patterns are solid or two-toned and petal arrangement is either single or double. Zinnia angustifolia (Z. linearis), Narrow-leaf Zinnia, grows 12 inches tall and has narrow, 1-2 inch long by 1/2 inch wide leaves. The 1 inch diameter flowers are golden-orange with yellow stripes and are single in petal arrangement


About Zinnia:
Pronunciation:  zin’e-å
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Asteraceae; native to Mexico
Common Name: Zinnia

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

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Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

Does Park sell GMO's or treated seeds?

It is important for our customers to know that Park Seed does not sell GMO or treated seed. We do buy a small amount of traditional hybrid seed from Seminis, a division of Monsanto Co., but that is all we purchase from them.

What are the differences between organic, heirloom, and hybrid seed?

Basically, organic seeds are seeds that are produced without the use and exposure to artificial/chemical fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and other chemicals. They have to be grown, harvested, stored, and handled under very strict organic rules and procedures. All of our organic seeds are USDA 100% certified organic through Clemson University and the certificate has to be renewed yearly.

Heirloom Seeds are open-pollinated -- they are not hybrids. You can gather and save heirloom seed from year to year and they will grow true to type every year, so they can be passed down through generations. To be considered an heirloom, a variety would have to be at least from the 1940's and 3 generations old (many varieties are much older -- some 100 years or more!).

Hybrid seed are the product of cross-pollination between 2 different parent plants, resulting in a new plant/seed that is different from the parents. Unlike Heirloom seed, hybrid seed need to be re-purchased new every year (and not saved). They usually will not grow true to type if you save them, but will revert to one of the parents they were crossed with and most likely look/taste different in some way.

What are pelleted seeds? Why do you use them? How do I handle/sow them?

Extremely small seed such as Petunias and Pentas are shipped as pelleted seed to make them easier to handle and sow. Pelleted seed are coated, usually with clay, to make them larger in size. After sowing, the coating will dissolve when wet and the seed will germinate. Pelleted seeds are shipped in vials placed inside seed packets, which protects them from being crushed. When sowing, be certain to use thoroughly moistened soil, to be sure that the clay coating absorbs enough moisture to dissolve. For sowing pelleted Petunia seeds, place the seeds directly on the soil surface and do not cover with soil, as light aids in the germination.

What is ideal temperature to germinate most seeds?

The ideal temperature to germinate most seeds is approximately 70 degrees F; give or take 1-2 degrees either way. This would be a good germination temperature for most flower and vegetable seeds and would be the most practical and feasible temperatures achieved for gardeners starting seeds in the home. You will notice for some seeds that it is recommended to use alternating day (warmer), night (cooler), temperatures, which is fine if one can provide such conditions. But most people are unable to provide those temperatures in a home setting, so just use the overall 70 degree F recommendation and the seeds should germinate well.

How long should grow lights be kept on per day and how close to the plants should the light be kept?

For germination and seedling/plant growth, you want to simulate the natural day-night cycles, and as a general rule, grow lights should be on 8-12 hours per day and off at night. You can vary this timing, as some seeds such as tomato, pepper, petunia, impatiens, and others, benefit from 14-17 hours of light per day (and the remainder of the 24 hour period in darkness). The most common grow lights used are fluorescent; using cool white, warm white, and wide-spectrum fluorescent tubes. These lights work well for germination and for growing plants up to a transplantable size. Fluorescent lights should be kept close though, 3-6 inches above the soil or the growing plants, adjusting the height as the plants grow.

How long will seeds keep in storage?

Park Seed stores seed in a special temperature- and humidity-controlled storage facility, which keeps seeds in excellent condition. Our seeds should be good for at least 1-2 years on average. Seed viability and storage time will vary depending on the seed item; some will keep a shorter time and some will keep longer. Seeds should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place. A basement will do (if not too humid), or a cool, dark room or closet. We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store them in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What is the best way to store seeds over a longer time period?

We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store seeds in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What depth should I sow various seeds?

When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed. When sowing seed indoors, the planting depth can be less, depending on the seed being sown, so it is always best to check specific directions. Here are some general guidelines concerning planting depth in relation to seed size: Tiny, dust-like seeds need to be sown on the surface of the growing medium or soil, uncovered, as they need light to germinate. The planting depth for small seed can be anywhere from barely covering, to 1/8-inch deep, to possibly 1/4-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Medium seed should be planted at 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Larger seeds can be planted 1-inch or deeper, depending on the recommendation.