Zahara® Mix Zinnia Seeds (P) Pkt of 25 seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #51985-PK-P1


A bedding zinnia with big blooms and no mildew

Here it is, the bedding zinnia of our dreams. The Zahara series introduced in 2009 immediately became famous for its resistance to mildew and leaf spot, its nonstop blooms, and its larger flower size. One of its colors, the lovely Starlight Rose, won a 2010 AAS award. And now this balanced mix, Zahara® Mix Zinnia of all the bright Zahara colors has come to charm us in the annual bed.

Zahara® Mix Zinnia blooms are fully 2½ inches wide, and there's more of them—they pop up all over super-compact plants, drawing bees and butterflies into the garden and absolutely wowing those hot, dry beds and water-starved containers. Single-flowered, they arise in brilliant shades of red, rose, pink, orange, yellow, and white.

Renowned for its ability to withstand heat, humidity, drought, and just about anything else, Zahara is the first bedding zinnia that can truly claim to be disease resistant. Mildew is a traditional enemy of the zinnia, but Zahara's got it licked. (Or should we say "dried".) Luckily, Zahara® Mix Zinnia is also very long-blooming, be prepared to continue well into autumn as long as the hot weather holds. What a joy.

Zahara® Mix Zinnia is the annual you'll want along that baking-hot driveway or cement path, crowding against the house (whose walls reflect heat), and beautifying the patio (which never gets watered often enough). Just 12 to 18 inches high and wide, it can be planted a bit more closely than other bedding zinnias, again thanks to the mildew resistance. No need to worry about the foliage "touching".

Direct sow the Zahara® Mix Zinnia Seeds when the soil has already warmed and spring is well underway. This plant will flower within 5 to 6 weeks of sowing. But if you want to get an earlier start, or if that hot April turns into a chilly May, no fear—Zahara® Mix Zinnia will grow vigorously all the same, and simply wait for the warm weather before blooming. Why can't all plants be this cooperative?


Skip Product Specs
Genus 2 Zinnia
Species marylandica
Variety Zahara® Mix
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 12 in - 18 in
Plant Width 12 in - 18 in
Bloom Size 2.5 in

Product Review Summary

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

Customer Reviews

September 17, 2017

Excellent colours & no mildew

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I tried Zahara this summer wanting to solve the mildew problems I always have with the Magellan & Dreamland mixes. Wow - not a single plant was hit by mildew before our first frost, and my beds maintained continous colour until then. The plants are a uniform height, and the flowers are bigger than the sizes listed, especially the oranges. This is a really great mix.

RG from AB
January 26, 2014


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

The colors on Zahara are almost neon. Absolutely beautiful. Butterflies and hummingbirds loved them.

Kathy from CO
February 18, 2013

It's True

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Here in the hot, humid south, Zinnias always suffer from powdery mildew. This one never had a spot on it all year. I direct sowed them into the garden and sure enough, they grew and bloomed in about a month. They flowered all season, well into fall.

Dave from SC
February 04, 2013

Seeds were everything I hoped for

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I got zinnia and sunflower seeds last year and they were everything I had hoped for--even through the horrible drought in Central Missouri.


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