How big do Profusion zinnias get?
16-18 inches tall
In the garden Profusion will eventually grow 16-18 inches tall and 20-24 inches wide, depending on the length of the growing season and soil type. For greenhouse growers, Profusion zinnias offer great germination percentages at 90%+. Profusion’s high seed quality yields more useable and transplantable seedlings.
What is a profusion zinnia?
Profusion zinnias are a hybrid of the older zinnia staple of every cut flower garden and the Mexican or narrowleaf zinnia. They come in a variety of festive colors and white, and just like their name implies, they give you a profusion of blooms on a small, compact plant.
Do Profusion zinnias need full sun?
How to care for profusion zinnia. Light: Zinnias like full sun with at least 6 hours of sunlight a day. Soil: Zinnias prefer a soil that is fertile, drains well, and is amended with organic matter (e.g. the addition of compost and/or manures).
Are Profusion zinnias perennials?
As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Extremely easy to grow, Zinnias are annuals which love full sun, prefer a humusy, evenly moist and well-draining soil. Don’t crowd them to keep them disease-free and avoid powdery mildew.
Are Profusion zinnias sterile?
Profusions are open pollinated, so they are not sterile.
How do you treat zinnias profusion?
Flowers best in full sun. * Care: Plant now in rich, loose soil improved with generous amounts of compost. Keep damp for the first few weeks, then zinnias become drought-hardy. Fertilizing every few weeks with a high-phosphorus flower fertilizer helps but isn’t critical if you’ve enriched the soil with compost.
How do you treat Zinnia Profusion?
How to Care for Zinnias
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly to maximize growth and blooms.
- After zinnias flower, cut off the old flowers (a process called “deadheading”) to encourage more flowers to form.
- Zinnias are annuals and will die with the first hard frost of fall.
Can zinnias grow in poor soil?
Zinnias are fast and easy to grow flowers. These low maintenance flowers are heat tolerant, drought tolerant, and even grow well in poor soil. Zinnias are great starters if you haven’t previously grown flowers.
Do you have to deadhead Profusion zinnias?
Most zinnias prefer to have old flowers removed to encourage continual bloom, but Profusion and Zahara zinnias stay in flower much better and longer than other varieties. Deadheading is not needed.
How often should I water zinnias?
Watering: Zinnias need moist soil to grow their best. This is especially true of young plants. Water deeply a few times a week so the soil stays moist 6 to 8 inches deep. Don’t overwater because zinnias can also succumb to rot diseases especially on wet, clay soils.
Do zinnias do well in pots?
Zinnias in pots can look just as lovely, if not more so, than those planted in beds. Zinnias are colorful additions to any flower garden – they’re great for cutting, they are easy to grow and start from seed – so they make a great choice for container gardening.
Do hummingbirds like zinnias?
Hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to its showy blooms. Zinnia, one of the most popular annuals, is easy to grow from seed and thrives in zones 2 to 11. Hummingbirds and other pollinators love the bright blooms, which also make for great cut flowers.
Do Zinnias reseed themselves each year?
Zinnias will reseed themselves, but if you’d like to save the seeds to use next year, simply leave some flowers on the stalk until they appear dry and brown. Cut off the flowers and flake out the seeds into a bag. Generally, the seeds are attached to the base of the petals in zinnias.
What do Zinnias look like?
Zinnias come as yellow, orange, white, red, rose, pink, purple, lilac and multi-colored blooms. Zinnia varieties include both miniatures and giants that range from about a foot to over three feet tall. Zinnia flowers come in a reage of appearances, from a single row of petals, to the dome shaped variety.
Are Zinnias edible flowers?
Some of the more common edible flowers are the zinnia, petunia , and the marigold , which has a delicious citrus flavor and is used in bath oils. Impatiens are edible (just the flowers, not the leaves) and come in a variety of colors.
When do you plant Zinnias?
Plant giant zinnias anytime in late April through May on an overcast day or in the early evening hours. Choose an area that receives bright direct morning sunlight and partial shade in the afternoon. Select a spot that receives good air circulation and has well-draining soil.