Giant Cactus Mix Zinnia Seed Tape

Item #52106


Giant "cactus" flowers in 7 warm colors—instantly

If you've ever longed for a really big, nice planting of zinnia but lacked the time to get out there and measure rows, thin young seedlings, and generally keep up with the whole project, seed tape is the answer to your hopes. You literally lay it down on top of the soil where you want the plants to grow, cutting it to fit the space and arranging it in any pattern you like. Then rake or sprinkle about a half inch of soil on top of the seed tapes and water them in well. That's it—in a few weeks you'll see evenly-spaced, healthy green shoots that need no thinning. Perfect for a cutting garden, a parterre, or a design of any kind in bed or container.

With Giant Cactus Mix Zinnia seed tape you get premium seed of cactus-flowered zinnia, rare and very highly prized. This is a mix of 7 luscious colors for summer-long bloom. Masses of long, needle-thin petals just bursting with fascinating texture and long-lasting color decorate each of these big blooms. As easy to grow as the more familiar dahlia-flowered zinnia, this Giant Cactus Mix will be the new star of your garden and vase.

The blooms are fully double and stretch an amazing 4 to 5 inches across. Yet despite their massive size, they won't flop—the long, strong stems are especially sturdy, keeping these blooms turned toward the sun for a week or more in the garden or as cut flowers. You'll love the many shades of yellow, orange, red, rose, pink, salmon, and white in this mix—every day brings a fresh bouquet of color, all summer long.

Giant Cactus Mix Zinnia plants begin flowering as soon as the summer weather arrives. They thrive in summer sun and heat, asking only well-drained soil and adequate water to keep them colorful for months. If you like Zinnia Park's Picks Mix, you will be charmed by this unusual (and very reliable) blend of "mum"-flowered blooms.

Zinnias are one of the easiest annuals to grow, and attract butterflies to the garden. They are outstanding in beds, borders, and 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 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.

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.

Includes: 15 feet of seed tape


Skip Product Specs
Genus Zinnia
Species elegans
Variety Giant Cactus Mix
Item Form Seeds
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size 4 in - 5 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Mix
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Outdoor, Beds, Containers, Cut Flowers

Product Review Summary

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The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 08, 2019

Oh, they're so awesome!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Zinnias are probably one Oofda if not my favorite flowers. I've had them in my beds for the last several years. I'd been buying starter plants until someone told me about seed tapes. Last year was the first year that I'd purchased the Giant one and another kind. OMG! They grew huge and were certainly eye catching. So, I bought the same types this year. However; I got several more to share with friends and family. I sent one of each kind I bought back home to CO with my nephew and his wife. Received a photo yesterday. They grow nicely there as well. I already have new requests for next spring. Seed tapes are definitely the easiest way to plant something. My tip to anyone that should decide to use them is WATER WATER WATER.

Kathy Caldwell. Retired nurse. from MN

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