Zinnia: Exquisite (Zinnia elegans)
A unique and colorful Zinnia that offers a range of shades. Exquisite Zinnia is an easy to grow annual that blooms bright red and fades to soft rose pink as the blooms age. Definitely a favorite of gardeners, florists, or anyone who loves cut flowers.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown As: Annual
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Start Indoors: Yes
Start Outdoors: Yes
Light: Sun. Zinnias require full sun. They thrive in hot areas as long as they get enough moisture.
Water: Zinnias need to be watered if there is less than an inch of rain each week, sooner if they appear to be wilting.
Feeder: They like rich soil and appreciate a slow-release fertilizer in the spring when they are planted and a booster shot of fertilizer in mid- to late simmer.
Attracts beneficial insects?: Yes. Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds.
Sow Depth: 1/4”
USDA Zone: 3-11
Produces: Large, 4-5" bright red blooms that change to a soft pale pink rose as new blooms appear.
Soil pH: 6.0-6.5 Zinnia prefers a fertile, humus-rich soil that drains well.
Compost (Nitrogen), 2 inches, in top 6" of soil, 1 time: Apply 2" of compost as a mulch to help suppress weeds and provide nutrients.
Water regularly. Water deeply by soaking soil and avoid spraying foliage.
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