Envy Zinnia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #02197-PK-P1


The splendid green zinnia | Semi-double blooms all summer long

No need to look jealously upon this magnificent lime-toned Envy Zinnia—it is as easy to grow as its common-colored cousins, and even prefers a bit of shade for a deeper green hue. Your garden will gleam and your indoor arrangements delight with Envy Zinnia a utterly unique flower.

The blooms measure 2 inches across and have a super-packed, semi-double form that holds up well in garden or vase. They arise at the end of long stems on Envy Zinnia plants that reach 30 inches tall and about a foot wide—a mid-size for a zinnia, neither too dwarf nor sprawling. The Envy Zinnia flowers begin as soon as the weather heats up in summer, and continue all season long, with new buds arising as you cut the first flush of blooms.

This zingy green on Envy Zinnia will reach its deepest lime-y tone if given partial shade, particularly in climates where summers are quite hot. If you prefer a more yellow-toned chartreuse, full sun is best. Either way, you will find these blooms distinctively different—terrific alongside strong whites, reds, and blacks. I like the contrast in both color and form of Envy and Lupine, and a bouquet dotted with the dramatic black-and-white, Poppy White Cloud is unforgettable. In the partly-shaded garden, try planting Envy Zinnia alongside the black-leaved heirloom Coleus Palisandra. The possibilities are endless.

Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, and attract butterflies to the garden. They are outstanding in beds, borders, containers, and 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 for well-drained soil. Envy Zinnias 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 Envy Zinnia 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. Envy 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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Zinnia
Species elegans
Variety Envy
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 8 in - 10 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Direct Sow, Flower
Bloom Color Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

May 07, 2016

Not so green

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

I love trying different zinnias from seed so planted Envy. The plants grew well, but in full sun, they took on a dull, cream color which was a disappointment. I will try them once more and plant a couple in partial shade to if that makes a difference.

Beth R from PA
November 23, 2014

This gorgous zinnia will make your neighbors green with envy

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I grew this in 2013, but not this last year and I was very sorry. I kept looking for that one stray Green Zinnia that might have gotten in a pot by accident. I will make sure I have plenty "Envy" Zinnias in the future. It preformed equally well in full sun and partial shade. The color was beautiful wherever it grew. It was really nice in a vase in the house where it lasted quite a long time. I didn't think I would like a green flower because that is the leafs color. I thought a green flower would get lost among the green leaves. They don't. I will try other green flowers now that I know how pretty a green flower can be. Grow "Envy" Zinnia and you won't be disappointed.

orchidjewels from ID

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