Monday, April 5, 2010
Zinnia 'Pom Pom'
Beehive-shaped flowers in pastel and jewel-tones make this zinnia a standout in the flowerbed.
Like all zinnias, it's a great cut flower, too. Blooms summer to frost. Half hardy annual with 18 to 20 inches tall. A special blend of very attractive pompon Zinnias with 1.5 inch flower double, in a wide range of very cheery colors, including orange, purple, red, rose and yellow. Bushy plants produce an abundance of perky, small blossoms all summer.
How to grow
Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow from seeds. Days to Sprout 5 - 10. Easy to grow. Germination temperature is 70-72F. Sow on sterilized surface and cover lightly. Can be sown directly because Zinnias transplant without difficulty. For early bloom, start indoors. Or after all danger of frost, sow outdoors. Ideal for borders and massed in beds. Delightful and long lasting cut flowers for petite bouquets. Removed faded blossoms to prolong bloom.