Zinnia Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Asteraceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Outdoor
When to Direct Sow:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
When to Start Indoors:
None
Sprouting Time:
5-24 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-20°C
Depth:
1/4-1/2 inch
Spacing (cm):
20-30
Row Spacing (cm):
12-18 inches
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
8-10 weeks
When To Harvest:
May, June, July, August, September, October
How to Harvest:
Cut flowers when blooming

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
No
Edible Parts:
N/A
Potential Health Benefits:
Vitamins A & C, Iron

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Cucumber
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Thrips, Aphids
Common Disease:
Powdery Mildew, Alternaria Leaf Blight, Damping-off
Bonus Grow Tips:
Plant in full sun, keep soil moist

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