Zinnia Benery F1 Lilac
DAYS TO GERMINATION:3-5 days at 80-85°F (27-29°C)
SOWING:Transplant (recommended) -As per indian climate zinnia can be grown all year around.The best growth comes somewhere between 30-37 c .Summer season is best for the.They can be directly own by seeds .Make sure you spray neem oil to avoid curlinf issue,which is main issue.. Do not allow plants to become root bound and avoid disturbing roots; transplant shock or other stress events may cause double-flowering varieties to produce single blooms for a period following stress. Direct seed – After last frost, sow 1/4″ deep.Succession-sow/plant every two weeks for prolonged yields of high-quality stems. Pinching of initial bud or bloom and subsequent deadheading is recommended to encourage strong branching and bloom production.
PLANT HEIGHT:Varies. No support is necessary.
HARVEST:Before completely open. Stem is firm from point of cut to just below the bloom.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Fertile soil rich in organic matter. pH: 6.3-6.8 preferred.
USES:Taller varieties make excellent cut flowers. Beds, borders, and mass plantings.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Zinnia spp.