Nothing says summer more than an armload of cheerful zinnias. Available in a brilliant rainbow of colors, these happy blooms are a must grow for any flower lover.
As one of the easiest cut flowers to cultivate, they are a perfect first crop for beginning growers and are reliable, prolific producers for most flower farms.
Zinderella Lilac (pictured above) is a lovely mix of blush and soft lavender, accented by a striking dark center.
It’s ideal for wedding work and floral designers love it!
Zinnias resent cold weather and prefer to be planted after things have warmed up a bit. Many gardeners in warmer parts of the world are able to successfully direct seed their zinnias straight into the field, but here in cool Washington, we start our plants in 72 cell trays in the greenhouse 4-6 weeks before our last spring frost.