Zinnia Elegans, Senora flower seeds
Zinnia senora is a beautiful zinnia with warm salmon-apricot blooms. Zinnia’s do very well in the summer heat and give an abundance of flowers during the summer months. Flowers have a great vase life of 7 to 10 days.
Planting information to grow zinnia Senora from seed:
Plant type: annual
Height: 75 centimeters
Position: full sun
Start: 4-6 weeks before the last frost date
Number of days until plants bloom: 75-90 days
Distance between the plants: 20 to 30 centimeters
Germination: 7 to 14 days at 15-25°C
Pruning: when young plants are about 30 centimeters high
Number of seeds per pack: 50
How to grow zinnias from seed?
Start sowing zinnias indoors in seed trays about 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Plant out the zinnia seedlings after all chance of frost has passed. Zinnias can also be sown directly as soon as the weather is has warmed up. They cannot withstand frost. We usually plant out zinnias 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost date to be sure that the soil has warmed up and plants get a good start in their new spot.
Zinnias need full sun. They do well in warm areas, as long as they get enough moisture. They like rich soil and grow best on compost or fertilizer that slowly releases nutrients. Halfway through or at the end of the flowering period, you can give them an extra dose of fertilizer. Zinnias should be given extra water weekly if it doesn’t rain much. Prevent the leaves from getting too wet to prevent disease.
Zinnias are not difficult to grow, except in extremely humid summers which can sometimes cause plants to get powdery mildew. Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Remove dead flowers regularly to support new growth.
20 – 30 cm
|Days to mature||
75 – 90 days