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Zinnia 'Oklahoma Mixed'

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Zinnia 'Oklahoma Mixed' Seeds

If you love Dahlias you will love these Zinnias. 'Oklahoma Mixed' has medium sized flowers on strong stems. Blooms are produced for months on end in the most beautiful bright shades of yellow, orange, purple, wine, pink and red plus white. They are brilliant for adding a splash of colour to your garden and lovely for cut flowers. Bees and butterflies love Zinnias too.

Zinnias are natives of Mexico . They thrive in the sun and dislike wet weather. If you can provide a sunny spot and well drained soil then you will be rewarded with buckets of flowers from mid summer until late autumn. This variety Oklahoma Mixed is popular with because it has good strong stems and masses of fully double and semi-double blooms. Best of all the more flowers you cut the more you get!

Genus Zinnia elegans
Variety Oklahoma Mixed
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 75cm/ 2.5 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow Seeds Sow under cover in April in cells or small pots… Zinnias need light to germinate. Pinch out tips when plants have four true leaves. Zinnias prefer not to be over watered or have their roots disturbed so plant outside carefully after the last frost. Alternatively Oklahoma Mixed can be sown direct into the flowering position from May onwards. Watch out for slugs – they love Zinnia seedlings!
Thin/Plant Out
Plant out well developed young plants in May 30cm/1 foot apart.
Remove the first tall flower when it reaches 45cm/18 inches to encourage the production of side shoots.
Conditions Required Zinnias are Mexican plants so they thrive in sun and dislike wet weather.
Grow them in moist but well drained soil in a sunny spot for best results.
Tall Zinnias grown for cut flowers need netting support and regular feeding to encourage flower production.
Flower Production
Takes 12-14 weeks from seed to flowering. Zinnias flower from mid summer until late autumn usually for a good three months. Successive sowings will give you flowers until the first frosts.
Picking Pick flowers when the flowers are fully open and the stem is stiff (if it is soft and bendy then wait a day or two) then remove all leaves and side shoots. Leave in deep water for several hours in a shady place to condition. Zinnias last 7 -10 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations Grow Zinnias with other half hardy annuals such as Cosmos, Dahlias and Nicotiana.

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2nd August 2017 “I would just like to say a huge thank you for my zinnia seeds. What wonderful customer service! A handwritten note and some free florists dill seeds for me to try. The growing information is so clear and helpful. Most seed packet info is pretty vague but yours has given me so much more helpful advice. I can’t wait until spring to get sowing! Thank you so much. I will definitely be a return customer.” Lucy E

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