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  • zinnia
  • Eventual height: 0.7m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince'

zinnia

Perfect for pollinators
approx 100 seeds £2.99
approx 100 seeds £2.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: tender annual (will die after flowering)

    Florists love the flowers, which appear in abundance, of this easy to grow annual. That’s because they last well in the vase and their rich pinkish purple colouring mixes well with a wide range of other tones. A taller than average cultivar, the blooms are also attractive to pollinators.

  • Garden care:For early flowers, sow under glass in early spring. Fill a seed tray or pot with good quality compost and space the seeds at 2.5cm intervals and just cover with a sprinkling of compost. Water moderately and when the seedlings are large enough to handle pot on and harden off before planting outside. Alternatively sow thinly outside in a sunny bed after all risk of frost has passed. Thin to 25cm as they grow on. Sowing several batches with a couple of weeks in between each will ensure the flowering period stretches from early summer to the first frosts.

  • Sow: March to June

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 100 seeds.
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