Zinnia, Berry Basket (Organic)
A gorgeous mix of berry-toned zinnias, including raspberry, strawberry (and strawberry ice cream), marionberry, and grape (concorde, merlot, and rosé). Perhaps we can pretend that grapes are berries, and that rosé is a grape variety just this once. If you like a full spectrum of pink, this is the mix for you. A great cut flower, with long, strong stems that will last in a bouquet for 7-10 days. Flowers are fully double. Plants reach 3-4′ and will bloom from July through frost, especially if picked regularly.
Direct sow 1/4” deep after danger of frost has passed or sow indoors for transplant starting 6 weeks before last frost. Thin or transplant starts to 18” centers. Prefers 60 – 70˚F soil temperature for germination in 5 – 7 days. Deadhead to prolong bloom. Annual.
Collect seeds from flower heads that are fully dry. Thresh by hand or by dancing, screen and winnow to clean. Cross-pollination is likely. For pure seed, isolate from other varieties of the same species by ¼ mile.