Zinnia, ‘Oklahoma Pink’, Zinnia elegans – 50 or 200 seeds avg.
Prolific double and semi-double 1 1/2" blooms in bright pink. Powdery mildew resistant.
Be sure to read ‘Growing Great Zinnias’ by Lisa Mason Ziegler.
A warm-season annual that prefers full sun. Plant after danger of frost and soil has warmed. Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before planting date or cast seeds directly in the garden. Cover seed with ¼” of soil; allow 2-7 days to germinate. Space 9-12” apart in the garden, grows to 36” tall. Pinch when 8" tall to establish a more robust branching plant. 75-90 days to bloom.
Keep the Blooms Coming:
- Harvest blooms for cut flowers just as the little yellow flowers (stamens) develop in the center.
- Make the harvest cut at the base of the stem.