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  • Beautiful for cut flowers.
  • Give zinnias attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.
  • Planted in mass.
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Gift Zinnia

Zinnia elegans

Certified Organic Seed

These striking red blooms make perfect presents.

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$3.75

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In its native Mexico, the original zinnia was considered an unattractive weed called "mal de ojos." In the mid-1700s, the German Ambassador to Mexico sent seeds to Johan Gottfried Zinn, a professor of botany who provided the first detailed description of the flower--as well as the first comprehensive anatomy of the human eye. A part of the eye is named after him (the zonule of Zinn), and the botanist Carolus Lineeus posthumously named this flower in his honor. The cut flowers are spectacular specimens on their own, and the tall, bushy plants make a brilliant backdrop in any garden.
Number of Seeds 100
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 18 to 24 inches
Planting Depth ½ inch
Days to Germination 5 to 7
Days to Maturity 80
Height at Maturity 36 to 48 inches
Width at Maturity 12 inches
Direct sow after last frost. Or, sow indoors 4-6 weeks earlier, then transplant into average garden soil in a mostly sunny location. Too much fertility may result in more foliage and fewer blooms. Gift Zinnia is a robust plant, growing to 36-48" tall. Pinch off spent flower heads for continued blooming until frost, or let some go to seed to save for next season.
Nancy Blum makes drawings, sculpture, and installations that blend art and science to explore pattern and the architecture of nature.

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