Start your zinnias from seed, either right in the ground or under lights. Beautiful post! Could you tell me why can’t I have the double bloom flower while the mother plant that I got the seed from is a double flower? Plants are spaced 9 inches (23 cm) apart with five rows per bed. It’s ideal for wedding work, and floral designers love it! So many fun varieties! Zinnias are extremely prolific bloomers and the more you cut them, the more they keep blooming. Thank you for your tips on these. The flowers growing now are coming along well. If you live in a part of the country where supper outside is a once-every-five-years experience, then sadly zinnias are not for you, although you could try growing them in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Trying Bernary’s Giant Lime this year instead. Someone said maybe they have aster yellows….they look super healthy from a distance but up close there some things that normally I wouldn’t pay any attention to…super tiny dots on the leaves, etc. I tried the pinching trick on almost all of mine. Like every flower grown on our farm, we try to give them the best start possible. They were flowering in February in the fort town of Galle, on the south coast of the island, thriving in an environment of deluging, monsoon rain, interspersed with hot sun and high humidity. I’m hoping to grow the table flowers for my son’s September wedding. I hadn’t changed any of the cutting or sterilization methods, so now I’m clueless what made the difference. I grew zinnias last year and plan to grow them this year with some of your added tips! All rights reserved. Hi Mary, My favorites are the single and semi-doubles in orange and red. Winner of the Fleuroselect Novelty Award in 2012, this hardworking plant thrives in heat and is very easy to grow. Once the planting beds have been prepared, we lay down four lines of drip irrigation, roughly a foot (30.5 cm) apart, then the beds are covered with a layer of pre-burned landscape fabric to control weeds. This will be my first year growing Zinnias. CONTACTS | Seed suppliers. I always seem to have this around the end of summer beginning of fall all my zinnias get PM. I just wanted to come back to thank you for this post. I planted a flower garden from seed tapes in April and have so many Zinnias, Cosmos and Tithonia blooming and more on the way! I’m curious to know if you sell and ship the starter plants so I can get the variety I’d prefer? I bought them as healthy plug plants and pinched them when they go to a decent height to encourage more leaf growth. The whimsical colors and shapes just make me smile. If given good soil and a steady supply of water, plants can get huge and require some type of support. Also I had a lots of trouble with black spots on the leaves, maybe caused by insects- not sure if it affected the flowers or not. Do you fertilize? Last year I was so excited to grow Zinderella Peach for the first time and was so disappointed with the results. This adorable bloomer produces an abundance of petite, fully double, dome-shaped salmon flowers all summer long. The Urban Flower Farm . I think it’s a type of mildew when leaves are wet overnight. during this time we all need it. Or, if you want to grow them long-stemmed for cut flowers, plant your zinnias closer together and pinch off lower shoots to encourage tall growth instead. All your pictures are lovely. The green forms, such as Zinnia ‘Envy’ or larger-flowered ‘Benary’s Giant Lime’ go with everything, but this is the only shade that does. I’m in Albuquerque, NM and our extreme heat is difficult- out of packs of direct seeded zinnias last year, i got only one plant that grew and bloomed! Annual zinnias add long-lasting color to flower beds but they can also supply you with long-lived cut flowers for your home. How can I fix this. If the stem is stiff and remains erect, it is ready to harvest. fiorentina504. Thank you so much. We direct sow a few times through the summer, but just one planting provides us with blooms for many weeks. Thank you! I’m new to both zinnias and gardening and have a question about pinching. I planted a verity of zinnias in large pots, to my surprise they turned out beautiful. After a lot of research and emails back and forth with the breeders, I believe that if plants undergo any stress, including not getting enough water or too-high temps, they will start producing single flowers (pictured left). I planted a few too many seeds really because I wanted to be sure to get some. I put my Zinnias in the vegetable garden and we do not have a big bug problem. Mexican zinnias: While plants themselves are compact, they churn out an abundance of stems for cutting from midsummer to early autumn. I like how you are straight to the point and comprehensive without a lot of digressions or insufficient info. If you grow them under lights, don’t start too early. Thank you in advance for any help. Thank you so much for all the wonderful information and photos that you provide I really appreciate it! Thank you for sharing! Bottom row, left to right: ‘Señora’, ‘Lilliput Salmon’, ‘Oklahoma Salmon’. I have loved zinnias since I was a kid, thanks to my Dad. A couple of years ago I was online searching for specialty Zinnias and I found your story and your farm. Miniature flowered types: The old-fashioned ‘Lilliput Mix’ (pictured above) deserves a spot in every cutting garden. They are extremely easy to grow. I am growing zinnia in containers on my patio for the first time. Could the pH of the soil or water make a difference? My favorite is Benary Giant, and I love to mix them with snapdragons. what do you use in water of a vase for fresh flower food, I always love this flower as we call them margarita here. The mid-sized plant produces fun, campy double flowers with lipstick-pink centers and soft blush tips. We love our Zinnias!! This variety is named for our favorite time of day on the farm, the golden hour just before the sun sets on the horizon. There’s no better late-summer plant, with a brilliant range of colours and flowers that look as though they’ve been cut from velvet-coated cardboard. Tip. This took 3 attempts. My first planting on May 5 of giant dahlia and Benary's giant (both from Johnny's Seeds) of about 30 feet of row has flowered. This special Floret mix has been an ongoing labor of love, and while it’s still a work in progress, we’re thrilled to finally be able to share it with the world. The plants look healthy and great, though. https://shop.floretflowers.com. I grew flowers for the farmers market this summer, zinnias being one of them(one of my favorites). warm peachy color is so versatile and softens with age. Zinnias are annuals and will die with the first hard frost of fall. ‘Candy Mix’ (pictured above) is an improved mix that contains a higher percentage of double flowers in a warm, cheerful blend of scarlet, raspberry, rose, salmon, tangerine, gold, and cream. We are going to prepare our soil and I think we are going to plant seeds unless you think otherwise. We have been growing and selling them for a year now in Florida. So thankful to hear that zinnias like the heat! Thank you! This signals the plant to send up multiple stems from below where the cut was made, resulting in more abundant flower production as well as longer stem length. But it’s hard not to love them all! Yours are so gorgeous! Stick all the saturated, stained-glass colours together (either in the garden or picked to make a bunch), but keep these well away from the pales. They are such a cheerful flower. And so many different colors. In a window they can tend to get leggy, but if you plant them outside fairly quickly, or take them out to get sunshine during the day, they should do really well for you. Growing conditions may include the number of frost-free days in your area, your soil type, and sun exposure. My husbands mom gave us a cheap packet of zinnia seeds last year to plant in the courtyard of our (first and new) home. Best Cut Flower for Beginner Gardeners. You are a one in a million I can’t thank you enough, stay safe be healthy I can’t wait for more❤️. If the stem is stiff and remains erect, it is ready to harvest. Similarly, the red and purple tones (‘Benary’s Giant Purple’ and ‘Benary’s Giant Wine’) are lovely with the contrast of a splash of rich vermilion-orange (‘Benary’s Giant Coral’), magnificent against petrol blue or rich, dark green; and the rich pinks (such as ‘Oriola’ or ‘Benary’s Giant Pink’) are marvellous with any of the reds and oranges, calmed down by ‘Envy’ green. If the stem is droopy or bends, it is not ready to cut. The best zinnias I’ve ever seen were lining a path to a primary school in Sri Lanka. Love this article! Even better, zinnias come in just about every color (except blue). I buy the giant variety at Walmart. Benary’s Giant Series: The largest-flowered varieties in the zinnia family, plants often reach 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 m) tall and have a high percentage of huge double flowers. The frilly double blooms look like mini gerbera daisies or double-flowered echinacea. We use a layer of Hortonova netting stretched horizontally about 12 inches (30.5 cm) above the ground. Would it be best to give zinnias some shade in the afternoon? I have your “ Cut flower garden “ book and love it! After reading you article I’d really like to try them in my own garden! I love Magellan because it is so beautiful in arrangements with cool colors (not quite pink) and warm colors (not quite salmon) while staying bright and vivid. They just grew and grew! You’ve inspired me to try my hand at growing them! I had no idea the amount of varieties. Well, I did! And then I would have fresh seeds every year and no waste. We succession sow zinnias every 2 to 3 weeks in order to have a steady stream of these beautiful blooms all summer long. Hello from West Richland, Wa. Selecting Cut Flowers to Grow. Plants are tucked into the field around mid-May, once the weather has sufficiently warmed up and all danger of frost has passed. As zinnias are considered prolific bloomers does that mean you can cut stems every week when conditions are good? I love Zinnias. The texture is just the same. With their petite stature, they resemble a bedding plant more than a cropping variety, but I think they deserve a spot in every cutting garden. Here in Eastern Washington are summers are so hot, I think, sadly, I won’t try to grow this variety again. I’m excited to see how they do in my garden this year. Hello there! IAM hoping to grow some someday but I would okay to just come visit your farm and get some cut flowers. The cactus varieties have a softer individual spine like petals. :). I also raise dahlias and have one particular bed that is up against a barn wall and east facing. So grateful!! As cut flowers, zinnias are hard to beat, and in a cut-flower trial I visited at The National Cut Flower Centre near Spalding, Lincolnshire, the Benary’s range (so-called after the German plant breeder) were reigning supreme. These hardy flowers come in vibrant array of colors and are great additions to arrangements. This explains why my “green envy” zinnias reverted to a pale yellow single petaled flower last year? Any ideas as to what could be happening and if I should pull them out? They make beautiful cut flowers and bloom prolifically. We would love to be able to harvest blooms earlier in the summer — do you have any recommendations for “speeding up” the growing process? I just watched my seeds pop up after only a few days of being sown. I live in New Orleans, and I have never been able to grow Green Envy. Do the smaller Lilliput varieties need to be pinched at a shorter height since their final growth height is shorter? As I’ve gotten into flowers this year, caring for a cut flower garden, the potential of an organically grown, highly marketable cash crop has not escaped me. My granddaughter was given the name of Zinya. He was an incredible gardener, and every year would plant a row of zinnias and a row of marigolds at the edge of our vegetable garden. Shame! Take care. Actually, in a small rural town outside of Miami University. I usually stick to perennials, roses, fruits and vegetables. When you need dependable, low-maintenance cut flowers, think zinnias. Katie. If so have you seen them ‘grow out of it’, or otherwise recover? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lilliput Salmon. Thank you! ‘Benary’s Giant Lilac’ (pictured right) starts out a vivid lilac, and with time the outer petals fade to a cool pale lavender, giving it a haunting effect. Every time I walked outside or pulled my car into the garage, I was enjoying the gorgeous color. Thanks. The stems bend over completely while they’re still so young, sort of “snapping”. The easy to grow, heat-loving plants produce a bumper crop of sweet blooms on long, strong stems in shades of rose, carmine, orange, coral, white, yellow, and violet. I ordered your ‘Cut Flower Garden’ book and LOVE it! Thank you. This can make zinnias tricky to lace into a hand-tied bunch and is one of the reasons you often see them arranged just on their own. This signals the plant to send up multiple stems from below where the cut was made, resulting in more abundant flower production as well as longer stem length. I’m especially excited to try the zinderella series and the queen lime blush this year ! Just wanted to give you props on your gardens, Are you able to reuse your drip irrigation year after year? Zinnia blooms don’t continue to open once cut; harvest flowers when all the petals are open. love the zinnias have never grown them before good to know about the bleach also i guess it was to cold here in abbotsford bc to plant when i did i have never seen them come up so i bought more for myself and sister hers are up but i dont see mine, Hi there! When we first started growing zinnias this closely together I was worried that they would be plagued by disease, but since they are grown in such rich soil, this hasn’t been a problem. Zinnias are considered a “dirty flower” and benefit from a drop or two of bleach in their water. I am growing the Zindarellas this year for the first time and I can’t wait! Living in the Flint Hills of Kansas, we knew zinnias would be top of the list, as we tend to have very hot windy summers. Sadly this means I can’t grow most anything from my native NW. We recently moved to a house with a smaller yard and so I have less space to plant in. Thank you again for just the push I needed! Any other advise would be great. So, I haven’t had much success. They come in a wide range of colors (12 total) and are known for their strong stems and good disease resistance. Now you’ve introduced many others…so I’m ordering more! I was so excited to see your beautiful varieties! Zinnias famously hate root disturbance, so it is best to sow directly into freely drained soil with a fine tilth. Unlike other zinnias, this series includes the most unique array of unusual coloring including lime green, smoky apricot, dusty rose, and limey blush. This year, I’d like to plant zinnias in one of our raised beds. Flowers make me happy – but if I wanted one mixed bouquet a week on the kitchen table, I’d be shelling out £40 a month. Why grow your own cut flowers? Our concern/question is: Will we be successful if we direct seed/plant in the holes we burned in our landscape fabric? One important thing to know about them is that, from the moment of germination right through their life cycle, they’re particularly prone to damping off and botrytis. We’ve been growing zinnias since the beginning, and every year I fall more and more in love with them. They have the coolest antique cream colored single petaled cactus flowered variety that pops up every year. Zinnias seem to love the hot and dry summer climate up here in the northern Cariboo region of British Columbia. Zinnas are a favourite to grow in bulk in my gardens but unfortunately the fabulous range shown aren’t so available here. One point to note is that many growers in warmer climates have noticed that they don’t get the same high percentage of doubles with scabiosa types (doubles pictured right) that we do here in the Northwest. This makes me want to order some of every color! Hi Lori, Thin out the seedlings, so you end up with one plant every 12in (30cm) or so. So I turned my raised garden bed where I normally grow tomatoes into a zinnia patch this year. The largest-flowered varieties in the zinnia family, plants often reach 4 to 5 feet (1.2 to 1.5 m) tall and have a high percentage of huge double flowers. I had problems with dampening off, and then decided to directly sow in the garden. After a lot of research and emails back and forth with the breeders, I believe that if plants undergo. Thank you for all the great information! To choose the most successful cut flowers for your business consider your general growing conditions, technical capabilities, and your market. Do you pull them out of the ground after it’s autum?, fall, winter??? They don't require special attention or conditions, just full sun and good soil. Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly to maximize growth and blooms. In addition to choosing a sunny spot, I always grow them in fabric for the added heat. I have been gleaning every tidbit of wisdom you have to share from your site as well as your book as I start my flower farming journey. Thanks! You can always depend on them to be beautiful. There is an unbelievable number of zinnias to choose from in every shape, color, and size imaginable. Thank you for all the work you do to bring us gardener’s the info you have learned. Kim, I’m in Texas and have the same chalky-residue issue when we use our sprinkler system. Do you have to deal with that? She gave me some seeds once and I have grown them ever since… I can’t believe how many colors and sizes you have it’s so much fun! !! I’ve noticed that that they seem to like the larger, single zinnias of all colors. I love getting all this information from you! stress, including not getting enough water or too-high temps, they will start producing single flowers (pictured left). Thank you so much! We’ll have them in the shop starting January 6th for next season. I grow a lot of zinnias during the growing season. There is a zinnia for just about every occasion, making them a useful cut for arrangements ranging from country to classic. Love the information on zinnias, Erin. You mentioned starting flowers in the greenhouse several weeks before last frost, are your greenhouses heated? Great article. Left to right, above: ‘Lilliput Salmon’, ‘Giant Salmon Rose‘, ‘Oklahoma Salmon’. The plants get so leggy and tall, it seems the stems are not strong enough to support the plants. I’m so glad you mentioned that Scabiosa varieties revert to single flowers under stress. I especially love ‘Lilliput Salmon’ (pictured growing above). Where would you recommend we purchase the zinnias from? In a damp, cool year, with high air humidity, plants can get a plateau of mould, which sits on the growth tip and rots down into the heart of the plant. I’m considering starting zombie from seed instead of direct sowing. i have never heard of these before but have bought some seeds but will wait for the weather to warm up at night in bc. They are one of my favorites. Thank you for taking the time to put all of this information together to help aspiring flower growers like myself. The flower bed was small 4’x6′ near my driveway in Houston TX. Thanks for this lovely article! I have too many seed variety for my garden space, so I’m trying to convince my husband to let me dig up some of our existing landscaping; we’ll see how that goes. We are in early spring here so other option would be to try and direct seed. I live in Miami Florida and that means we are a unique micro climate with a 10B hardiness zone rating. Thanks! Should I not pinch next year? and how often do you spray them? Mature zinnias require less watering, as grown flowers are somewhat drought tolerant. I am in Phoenix-super hot from June to September. ‘Queen Lime Orange’: This exciting new addition to the Queen Series is the most beautiful range of iridescent raspberry, apricot, and smoky peach with a dark cranberry center. I love your blogs!! I’ve heard of a ‘dirty’ gardener, but never a ‘dirty’ flower- I can’t even ‘google’ it! Looking forward to ordering seed for next season!!! Hope that helps! ‘Oklahoma Salmon‘ (pictured above) has petite, double blooms that are a warm mix of salmon and peach and combine well with anything. :) Maybe next year! We succession sow zinnias every 2 to 3 weeks in order to have a steady stream of these beautiful blooms all summer long. I grow and sell sweet peas and the little Lilliputs look so pretty with them. I lost most and the others bent broke what flowers were still alive. Plants are best supported by individual stakes or, if being grown in a veg or cutting garden for picking, they look fine pushing up through nylon clematis or wire sheep netting, stretched horizontally one foot (30cm) or so off the ground and tied taut onto a series of canes. Zinnias might have been our most successful plant. Some are still blooming 5 1/2 months later! I live in Cincinnati Ohio. And soooo beautiful! I’m hoping this is just an early awkward stage. You definitely brighten my day and What did I do wrong? These are hands down the most productive and floriferous zinnias I’ve ever grown. I especially love the lillyputs they are so pretty. I love Zinnias of all types and sizes and colors! Using the zinnias along with coleus, caladiums, and pentas, we have had fresh flower arrangements all summer long. I call the Zinnia’s and Marigold’s the workhorse of the garden. Last year I had s really difficult time with my zinnias initially. You site is beyond great! Love your colorful website and I will be back to enjoy over and over again. Our favorite Zinnia varieties are listed in our shop here: https://shop.floretflowers.com/collections/zinnia. this year I will try for the first time the zinnia red spider. However, when I saw this selection, I’ve changed my mind. I tried Fertilome Triple action, and fertilized with fish emulsion. Along with being beautiful and easy to grow, zinnias are also heat- and drought-tolerant. Whoa- they revert to singles in stress? The ‘Persian Carpet Mix’ (pictured above) includes adorable gold, cranberry, orange, and cream flowers. Any ideas? March, This would work better in my cutting garden. The smaller-flowered forms such as. petite stature, they resemble a bedding plant more than a cropping variety, but I think they deserve a spot in every cutting garden. Very helpful and beautifully presented information! Additionally, zinnias make great cut flowers, which can either be sold in market for income or enjoyed on the dinner table at home. #GrowingFlowers #Gardening #GrowingZinnias UPDATED ZINNIA VIDEO - https://youtu.be/POOG1xeHfoE SUPPORT THE CHANNEL - TRY OUR SOAP! Now I can spend some time looking at the rest of the site. My other varieties of zinnias were beautiful, so I couldn’t figure out what the problem was. ‘Zinderella Peach’ (pictured above) has frilly double blooms that are a warm mix of salmon, peach, and cream, accented by a striking dark center. Here are the 13 long-standing flower favorites that hold up the best in vases. We use cookies to personalise content, analyse website performance and for advertising purposes. It comes in a cheery mix including rose, purple, golden yellow, scarlet, orange, pink, and white. The only problem I had was they got to large at late season but still beautiful, This year I am doing the same thing. ( I’m going to try to save from it this year. Zinnias famously hate root disturbance, so it is best to. I’m going to pass that info on! That's a lot! I grow them in Mogo . #Gardening #GrowingFlowers #CutFlowerFarm GARDEN ANSWER made a video about it, so I guess I'll make a video about planting and growing zinnias too! If the stem is droopy or bends, it is not ready to cut. I was able to get some great photos that year. I’ve never grown zinnias before, but I just started a flat of the Queen Series today. hanks for the tips about scabiosa varieties! It was so gratifying after having some germination challenges with other starts. I love the look of the scabiosa zinnias but haven’t had as much success with them as I would like, it’s good to know that it’s stress that’s causing the single blooms! Can you please share your source for these varieties. It’s been very frustrating trying to grow something billed as an easy, beginner flower in this climate- I’m in my 5th decade of gardening, but new to this climate! Because of you I am learning more about Cosmos and trying these out as well. I tried Banarys Giant last year with ok success. Please note: If you submit a comment and it doesn’t show up right away, sit tight; we have a spam filter that requires we approve most comments before they are published. Zinnias are kind of a hot-button topic for most people - even if you hate zinnias and won’t grow them, you’ll have a very definitive reason as to why - but most people, especially flower farmers love zinnias and grow boatloads of them all season long. Where is the best place to purchase seeds? Roll on summer and thank you for all the advice. Growing my own flowers was an idea that started in a supermarket, three summers ago. Thank you Erin for such a credible overview of zinnias. No matter what your needs are, there is definitely a zinnia for you. Inspiring stories, profiles & advice from 45 flower growers from around the world, Join the Floret newsletter and stay in the loop on all the exciting happenings here on the farm. I forwarded your site onto my daughter in law and she was so inspired she asked for and received from me your book for Christmas. Denise. You are SO appreciated!! Available in a brilliant rainbow of colors, these happy blooms are a must-grow for any flower lover. All the zinnias I just read about are beautiful…I’m going to need heavy medication and counseling. It truly is appreciated. Should I use it for Zinnias as well? One year I planted a Sunbow Orange from you and the hummingbirds loved them. Especially being stuck in my home I have so many seeds & I can’t wait to get busy. The Zinnias are the stars of the garden for sure. Zinnias are a staple at garden centers and also incredibly easy to grow from seed. I’m in Canada, not far from you, so should be able to follow your book easily. I love to grow Zinnias because they are so easy and make the cutest bouquets! Any suggestions? Fantastic! MaryDana Baird . Can never have enough of the beauties! Yes, we use Nature’s Intent 7-2-4 and also apply compost tea throughout the season. Australia . I planted 12 Zinnia plants at the beginning of the summer. There’s nothing else like it on the market. I am excited to try this trick to get longer stemmed flowers. Should I attempt to keep them from getting so tall or let them continue growing? the photos of all those beautiful zinnias have me itching for Spring! Color. I’m obsessed with them . In addition to their special coloring, the Queen Series also produces vigorous plants with sturdy stems and tough flowers, a welcomed improvement to the zinnia family. This should help extend the amount of time you have flowers. Hope that helps! Growing Cut Flowers for Florists. There are multiple pictures of my grandmother’s garden bursting with zinnias from back in the day, and my father has been growing from saved seed for years now. I have ordered from you ever since and shared your farm and seeds with all of my own sisters and friends. Zinnias are so easy you can direct sow them, or start them inside under lights or in a southern facing window. Stay safe. Barb and John The series boasts 7 colors including Oklahoma Salmon, Pink, Carmine, Ivory, White, Yellow, and Scarlet. What is the trick to getting seedlings out of the 72 count cell trays? They come in a wide range of colors (12 total) and are known for their strong stems and good disease resistance. I’m just down south of Auburn WA, Thank you for sharing such wonderful Info and beautiful pictures. How spectacular! Generally, Zinnias need 1½–2 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of a 1-1-1 fertilizer. I am so glad to have read this article! Thanks so much for your help! Anyone out there? Any type of stake, wooden or metal, will work just fine. I’m growing the unicorn zinnias this summer. I bought sooooo many zinnias from you guys this year. Cut your zinnias early in the morning while the blooms are just beginning to open. (I learned that technique from you, thank you.) After reading this I want to grow fields of zinnias! Scabiosa-flowered types: I grew scabiosa-flowered zinnias for the first time in 2014, and they quickly became one of my favorite crops of the season. 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