'Zinderella Purple' Zinnia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #52209-PK-P1


All dressed up and ready for the ball

The Zinderella family of zinnias burst onto the scene when peach won Europe's Fleuroselect Novelty Award for its unique color and very unusual flower form. Known as scabiosa blooms for their resemblance to pincushion flower (scabiosa), these double blooms are eye-catching from way down the street, and boast so many layers of petals they are often as "tall" as they are wide.

'Zinderella Purple' is a magnificent shade of fuchsia-lilac, simply radiating tropical brilliance in the summer sun. Reaching 2 to 2½ inches wide, these blooms boast a pompom of tightly-clustered short petals above a multi-layered skirt of longer, daisylike petals. During the summer with warm days and warm nights, there will be around 10-15-20% single flowers. When night and day temperatures differ, double blooms will appear. Very distinctive.

And like all zinnias, Zinderella is long-lasting in garden or vase. The blooms attract pollinators and "good bugs" that can help repel pests from vegetable crops and other flowering varieties, so scatter your zinnias where you like—they help the whole garden.

One of the very easiest annuals to grow from seed, zinnia can be direct sown into the warm spring soil of the annual bed or begun indoors in the Bio Dome. It grows in a flash and blooms heavily. A "cut-and-come-again" annual, it sets new buds as soon as the old flowers are cut or deadheaded, so it repeats reliably all summer. 'Zinderella Purple' reaches about 25 to 30 inches high and 15 to 18 inches wide, with good branching and masses of buds. Make it part of your sunny bed and best containers this season.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Zinnia
Species elegans
Variety 'Zinderella Purple'
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 2 ft 1 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width 15 in - 18 in
Bloom Size 2 in - 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Ever Blooming, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers, Needs Deadheading
Bloom Color Dark Pink, Dark Rose, Purple
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

August 07, 2018

Not like the Pics, but big butterflies LOVE it!

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

In the catalog, these looked a lot like the double purple coneflowers that are about $16 per plant, so I figured I'd give it a try. Out of the 20 plants I grew, none of them got the full doubled head like the ones pictured. They were fairly ordinary, as zinnias go. After spending the afternoon in my garden, I noticed that the Swallowtail butterflies (both the yellow and the black variety) and Monarchs absolutely love them. They bounced between milkweed, anise hyssop and this flower exclusively. I have probably 30 varieties of flower in that bed, but this was their preferred choice. I won't grow them with high expectations in the future of getting plants that look like the pic, but they will continue to have a spot in my pollinator garden because they are drawing in big and small butterflies.

KAmbrose Master Gardener from PA
March 26, 2018

Easy to germinate

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

So far, so good. I planted the seeds in flats for later planting in the garden. These germinate and start growing quickly near a sunny window.

Jenny from PA

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