Zinnia Zinderella Seeds (Chrysogonum peruvianum), Impressive large blooms of attractive lilac pink with dark centres. Ideal for cutting and they will attract butterflies into your garden.
March to May
Sow zinnia zinderella seeds into individual pots or module trays of moist seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place at a temperature of between 20-23°C.
Do not exclude light as this helps the zinnia to germinate which usually takes 7-14 days. Later sowings can be made outdoors once the soil has warmed, 3mm deep in drills 30cm apart, in well-cultivated weed free soil.
When large enough to handle, thin out zinderella zinnia seedlings to 30cm apart.
When zinnia zinderella seedlings are strong, gradually acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost 23-30cm apart, taking care not to damage the root system. Zinderella seeds are best planted in well-drained soil in full sun.
July to October
The zinnia zinderella flowers have long stems and are long lasting as a cut flower.