Oh, Canada! Celebrate this great confederation with this fun and patriotic blend of zinnias, as red as the maple leaf, and as white as the driven snow. Oh Canada zinnia blend is an easy-to-grow annual that will fill in summer borders with eye-catching colour. Zinnias are among the best cut flowers, too, so bring some of the pride indoors for an attractive two-tone look. They won't be in bloom for Canada Day, but keep them deadheaded and they will bloom all summer long. Direct sow in late spring for best results.
This blend grows 76-100cm (30-40") tall.
- Easy to grow
- Celebrate Canada
- Great cut flowers
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How To Grow
There’s no mistaking the colour and stature of annual Zinnias.Follow this handy How to Grow Zinnias from seeds guide below and grow some colour in your garden this summer. Plant Zinnias seeds in average, well-drained garden soil, but dig in a generous amount of well-rotted manure the previous fall. Pinch off growing tips early in the season for bushier growth. Water regularly, keeping leaves as dry as possible. Deadhead regularly. Feed once in early spring, and again once flowering has begun.
Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun
Direct sow after last frost, in April and May on the coast. Zinnias don’t transplant well, but you can try starting some indoors in peat or coir pots 6-8 weeks before planting out. Maintain a soil temperature of 21-26°C (70-80°F). Seeds should germinate in 5-24 days.
Just cover Zinnia seeds, and aim for a final spacing of 25-30cm (10-12″) between plants.