Zinnia elegans L.
Brand: PNOS
Packaged:1,0 g
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Ex Tax: 1.25€
Cactus flowered elegant zinnia "Red man".
The new look of this elegant zinnia with its erect stems is incredibly attractive.
Spectacular, densely double inflorescences with narrow long petals rolled into a tube give the whole plant a very decorative appearance.
It blooms with red cactus-shaped flowers, the plant height is 80-100 cm.
Used in borders and flower beds. Cut flowers last a long time in a bouquet.
Sowing: March-April for seedlings (1.0 g contains 110-130 zinnia seeds).
3-4 weeks after germination, the seedlings dive. Seedlings are planted in open ground when the threat of frost has passed.
The distance between plants is 40 cm.
Prefers sunny, protected from winds, warm areas with drained, neutral soil rich in humus and mineral elements.
Care: during prolonged drought, watering is required. Zinnia is fed every 2-4 weeks with a solution of complex mineral fertilizer.
Flowering: from July until frost. Regular removal of faded inflorescences promotes more luxuriant flowering.
Zinnia goes well with  marigolds, small-flowered chrysanthemums, and verbena.

* The plant received its name in honor of professor of medicine Johann Gottfried Zinn from Göttingen in the 18th century, when it was brought to Europe.
Here breeders and flower growers took up zinnia. As a result, varieties were obtained with flowers of all shades - red, pink, yellow, lilac, white, as well as bright pink-coral and salmon pink, unique to this plant.
Zinnias were developed that were similar in inflorescence shape to dahlia, chrysanthemum, scabiosa, and gaillardia. In the 50s The 20th century saw the triumphant return of zinnia to its native places.
The work on plant selection was continued by the Americans, for whom it became traditional, and soon new varieties and heterotic hybrids appeared, varying in height and shape with inflorescences of various colours.
Zinnias are planted in flower beds, ridges, and borders. They look especially good on the lawn, some distance from the paths. For cutting there are varieties with simple and double flowers on long, strong stems. Plants can stand in water for up to 2 weeks. Smaller inflorescences can be dried for a winter bouquet.

Elegant zinnia Cactus flowered. Bot. syn.: Crassina elegans, Zinnia violacea.

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