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Old April 8, 2019   #61
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Zany Rose Picotee zinnia.
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That is a beautiful color combination. It will be some time before zinnias arrive in my area, and I'd love to sneak a pack home with me. I just started a few cells of last night, with more to follow this weekend. Last year, after everything else had given up, the few remaining zinnias that I hadn't pulled were covered with butterflies that remained during the crazy long spell of fall warm weather.



RJ, Last year I made a large seed purchase of those same Zinnia varieties for my garden club. You should check out Harris Seed prices. They have periodic free shipping offers.


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Zany Rose Picotee zinnia.
Very! Pretty. Wete you able to save seeds?

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@Karla, do you seed save?
I have seeds.

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RE: Zany Rose Picotee zinnia - where to buy seeds? It is so beautiful.

I'm growing zinnias first time this spring. I love them. I bought this from harris / garden trends.

https://www.gardentrends.com/collect...den-collection


The substitution they made is a lot nicer than the yellow ones shown. Very happy with the purchase and I didn't even try all of the packets.

and bought the El Dorado from rareseeds. (You get a lot of seeds).

https://www.rareseeds.com/el-dorado-zinnia/

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I am thoroughly enjoying zinnias this summer! I have only tried sweet peas, and a few sunflowers before.
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Zinnias are my favorite! I picked this bouquet a few days ago. The varieties are Coral Beauty, Queen Lime Red, Queen Lime Orange, Orange King, and Scarlet Flame. I like to try lots of varieties and hope to grow profusion sometime soon. I can never find enough space for everything I want to grow.
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Zinnias are my favorite! I picked this bouquet a few days ago. The varieties are Coral Beauty, Queen Lime Red, Queen Lime Orange, Orange King, and Scarlet Flame. I like to try lots of varieties and hope to grow profusion sometime soon. I can never find enough space for everything I want to grow.
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I'm growing zinnias first time this spring. I love them. I bought this from harris / garden trends.
Hi Barb, I hope you are well. Glad to hear you are growing zinnias since they are such great flowers. My favourite zinnias are the Magellan & Dreamland series since they are quite short with large flowers, but they are too mildew sensitive to do well here. If you find you have mildew problems then consider Zahara (USA/PanAmerican) or Profusion (Japan/Sakata). Those are all I grow now since beginning in mid-August, nights become so cold here that most zinnias wither & die from mildew.
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Zinnias are my favorite! I picked this bouquet a few days ago. The varieties are Coral Beauty, Queen Lime Red, Queen Lime Orange, Orange King, and Scarlet Flame. I like to try lots of varieties and hope to grow profusion sometime soon. I can never find enough space for everything I want to grow.
Lovely picture - thanks for sharing. If you are going to try Profusion consider the AAS Mix which is a vivid mix of Orange, Cherry, Red, and White (all singles), or Double Hot Cherry. This year I mixed one package of each of these together and find that I actually have a bit too much cherry in the mix. I know, it's a tough problem to have.
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Default Saving Seeds from F1 Zinnias

Is it like tomatoes or is it pretty close?

I did grow out some F2s from tomatoes (Orange Slice, Garden Treasure) that were really good but mostly I don't bother. Even with the expensive tomato seeds, it is just such a fraction of the cost to grow in Florida.

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My plan is to grow fall colors (Orange, etc) for October through Thanksgiving.

and then have mainly red ones with some white for Christmas time.

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Great to see you posting Richard. Thanks for the tips; Wow, my by chance seed assortment from GardenTrends had all 4 of those you mentioned. So far, no big mildew problems especially with the flowers in full sun. I saw a little in the back, but I also planted really thick too.
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Beautiful. I can imagine a bride carrying them. So pretty.
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...my by chance seed assortment from GardenTrends had all 4 of those you mentioned.
I checked out the "Zinnia Garden Collection" at Harris and as you note, their selection team is aligned with my suggestions. Since they are also including `Zowie' as the 5th in their collection I'll take a look at that one. Good price right now.
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