Zinnia - Pixie Sunshine - Zinnia elegans
Annual - This exclusive color combo of these easy care, 8 - 12" zinnias offer a sparkling trio in perfectly matched shades of rich buttery yellow, citrus orange and white. Pots of Pixie's rounded, full double 2 - 3" blossoms shine above crisp green foliage to brighten bare corners or add cheerful color to a front porch or walk or backyard patio garden. Summer butterflies will delight in petite Pixie Sunshine's nectar and long bloom.
Soil Temperature: above 50°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-10 Days
Height At Maturity: 8-12
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 60-65 Seeds
While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”
Planting & Care
Soil & Water:For container planting, use pots at least 12" in diameter and 12" deep. These carefree 8 - 12" tall zinnias perform well in hot and sunny conditions. Water regularly and consistently. Support plants' rapid growth by feeding with a well-balanced fertilizer every few weeks. Thin young seedlings to final spacing before too large. Remove spent flowers often to encourage new blooms.
Planting & Growing:To Plant Outdoors: Sow seeds in full sun in well-worked soil. For container sowing, use fresh potting mix. Space seeds 3" apart, cover about 1/2" deep and gently firm soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination. When seedlings are several inches tall, thin to final spacing: for containers, space plants 4" apart; in garden beds, space 8" apart. To Start Early Indoors: Several weeks before the last frost date, sow seeds 1/2" deep and 1 - 2" apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outdoors. Transplant carefully before plants get too large. For containers, be sure to space plants 4" apart, so roots have room to grow and spread.