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Zinnia, Super Yoga Red (Organic)

Zinnia elegans.

Single color flowers with some variation in shades of dark red. The color of Super Yoga Red Zinnia reminds us of a classic red rose; thankfully zinnias are much easier to grow! We were tempted to rename this variety something like “Red Wine Shades” or “Yoga and Wine” because of the slightly different varietals of reds it can produce. Flowers may be semi-double or fully double; both look great in bouquets. Large plants with long stems continue to bloom through first frost and beneficial insects love them for a late-season buffet. Does best when direct seeded, but can be transplanted as well. Deer resistant, tender annual.

1/2 g ≈ 50 seeds

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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.

Seed Saving

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.

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  1. Grahame Ware

    Red like Mark Rothko would like!

    Grahame Ware (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Canada

    This is a wonderful and vigorous selection that really rings the red bell. In my garden, when the sun begins to set it is backlit but with a dark background and it is the kind of red that inspired Mark Rothko and, John Logan’s play, Red. In this non-fiction play, created by the stylish and dialogue-partial writer, John Logan, there is a section of the play where the principal character, the visual artist Mark Rothko, meditates on what “red” is or isn’t. There is a brilliant section of the play that delves and delineates the spectrum of red-ness and its effect upon the soul after it is painted on the canvas.
    Your selection did really well in an area where the soil isn’t great but the alpaca manure side-dressed was all it needed!
    This was in my Gabriola island garden in the Gulf islands. Thanks for the Super Yoga Red!

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