Whirligig Hybrid Zinnia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Item #02177-PK-P1


Neat, bushy 20-inch plants bloom all summer

Whirligig Hybrid Zinnia is the zinnia that thinks it's a Gaillardia... or maybe a Gazania... or even an African Daisy. The big, cheerful, single- to semi-double daisy-flowered blooms celebrate the great diversity of the zinnia. They open in every color and pattern, from simple bicolors to multiple ringed varieties. 3 to 4½ inches across, they combine well in the garden or vase, and have the same long-lasting color and form as their double-flowered cousins. Neat, bushy 20-inch plants offer lots of cut-and-come-again color over a long summer season.

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. 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 age well.


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Genus Zinnia
Species elegans
Variety Whirligig Hybrid
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 20 in
Plant Width 8 in - 10 in
Bloom Size 3 in - 4.5 in
Additional Characteristics Double Blooms, Flower
Bloom Color Mix
Light Requirements Full Sun
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

January 09, 2014

Beautiful and unique

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I had a poor germination because of unexpected poor weather, but the 5 that did germinate gave us beautiful multicolored flowers on vigorous 3 foot plants. I'm definitely buying them again this year! Held up very well against mildew, a common problem for zinnias in our area.

Janet T. from CA

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