An Overview of Pink Zinnia Elegans
Pink zinnia elegans! What a sweet, cotton candy-pink bloom! Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Bright Pink' is one of the largest-flowered varieties available, with beautiful broad blooms and a high percentage of double flowers. Typically, the plants reach a height of 3-4 feet, have long, strong stems, and are resistant to diseases. Once the flowers have dried on the stem, collect the seedheads and lightly crush them in your hand to release the seeds for the next year.
What You'll Love
- Zinnias grow year after year
- The seeds can be saved easily
- In practice, zinnias were also used to dye and paint brightly coloured goods
- According to Navajo tradition, it is a sacred plant
Benefits of Pink Zinnia Flower Elegans
Zinnia flowers and leaves are used by many tribes in the Southwest as medicinal herbs as well as ritual herbs. From May until October, Zinnias produce nectar-rich flowers, making them an excellent pollinator plant. Several insects, such as ladybugs, Japanese beetles, and hummingbirds, are also attracted to them. The flowers are a popular choice among gardeners seeking easy-to-care-for flowers.
How to Care And Sow Pink Zinnia Flower Elegans
Zinnias do best in the ground since they don't like transplanting and don't grow well in pots. In order to plant zinnias after the last frost, wait until after they have recovered from the frost. You can find out when the first frost occurs in your area. The flowering time can be prolonged by sowing seeds each week for a few weeks.
Make sure the seeds are sown in a sunny area. It is possible for foliar diseases such as powdery mildew to be prevented by keeping the air flowing later in the season. Zinnias do well in nearly any soil type, but organic matter-rich, well-drained soil is ideal. You should sow Zinnia seeds about a centimetre deep.
Zinnia seedlings typically appear within a week, while blooms may take several months, depending on the climate and planting location. It is best to thin seedlings when they reach three inches tall in order to maximize air circulation.
Separate them by six to 18 inches. This will decrease powdery mildew risk. Water the soil moderately and fertilize lightly. Those who remove old blooms after zinnias bloom can encourage them to bloom more. In the fall, zinnias die with the first hard frost.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Pink Zinnia Elegans Seeds
- Season: June
- USDA Zones: 2-11
- Days to Harvest: 60-70 days.
- Soil Type: Organic matter and well-drained
- Temperature: 21-26 Degrees Celsius
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- Subfamily: Asteroidea
- Super Tribe: Helianthodae
- Genus: Zinnia
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