Swizzle™ Cherry and Ivory Zinnia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Item #02139-PK-P1


4-inch flowers on plants just a foot high and wide

The showiest zinnia to come along in many a year, the Swizzle series gives you not two but three layers of brilliant color on large flowers. What's more, the plant habit is neat and dwarf, so even if you've just got a little space, you can grow a lot of color with these super-easy sun-loving annuals.

Swizzle Cherry and Ivory sports giant 3- to 4-inch blooms, packed with petals and completely covering the petite 10- to 12-inch plants. The inner circle of each bloom is fire-engine red, succeeded by a narrow white circle and tipped with a pencil-thin edging of red. It's as if the blooms are bull's-eyes.

Fantastic for cutting, these flowers also make a huge impression in the garden because they are so low to the ground and profuse on neat little plants. Mix them with Swizzle Scarlet and Yellow or create a large planting of just these stunning bull's-eyes. They have a formal look that few zinnias can equal, and they'd be just perfect edging the walkway, marching up the driveway, or beaming from large pots and window boxes.

Zinnia is one of the easiest of all annuals to start from seed. Pop the seeds directly into the warm spring soil in any sun-soaked, well-drained garden spot. (Or begin them indoors about a month before the last frost date.) The seeds germinate within the week and bloom before you know it. Space the plants about 6 to 8 inches apart in the garden and keep them well fed for more and bigger blooms. That's all there is to it. Great for children and beginning gardeners; Zinnia never lets you down.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Zinnia
Species elegans
Variety Swizzle™ Cherry & Ivory
Item Form (P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 15
Plant Height 10 in - 12 in
Plant Width 10 in - 12 in
Bloom Size 3 in - 4 in
Additional Characteristics Double Blooms, Flower
Bloom Color Multi-Color, Rose, White
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 5 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 25, 2015

pretty but small plant

This shopper rated the product 3 out of 5 stars

I didn't get very many blooms. Also, they succumbed to the two-spotted spider mites early in the season where my other zinnias did well. The blooms are large compared to the plant size. I may try them again.

orchidjewels from ID
July 14, 2013

Love the Swizzle Cherry and Ivory Zinnia!

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I grew these from seed and they very easy to grow. I love how compact they are and are covered with awesome flowers that are long lasting.

Kerry from VA
April 13, 2013

Great for the Aerogarden Machines.

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Pros: Big Beautiful Flowers. Height Compatible with the Aerogarden Classic Machines. Fast Germination and Growth. Long lasting Flowers. Great for outdoor & patio as well! My favorite! Cons: none at all

Corinne from MA
November 22, 2012

beautiful and easy

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

used in a very sunny front border and did not have to fuss at all. Many compliments on the color and compactness of this plant. Worth the investment love the fact that you do not see this plant often around Maine don't know why but I love having things that are different than the neighbors

Tina Jandreau from ME
July 07, 2012

Awesome Blooms on a Compact Zinnea

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I've grown this annual from seed for the past few years and really love how it looks in the front of a garden bed. It has heavy, long-lasting blooms and doesn't appear to be to fussed about poor soil, heat or humidity - making it a perfect fit for a full sun, somewhat dry place in my Southeast garden. Unlike most other zinnias, this has a compact habit that stays looking nice throughout the Summer.

David K from SC

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