Queeny Lime Orange

Quick Facts:

    • Staff favourite
    • Height to 90cm (36")
    • Great cut flowers
    • Annual

Queeny Lime Orange

Description:

Zinnia elegans. We grew a wide range of Zinnias in the summer field trials, but this one really stood out. Queeny Lime Orange Zinnias have branching stems that grow to about 90cm (36") tall. Atop each stem is a flower of immense beauty that starts out lime green, but as its petals unfold they turn to deep peach and then orange. This colour range looks wonderful in bouquets. As cut flowers they are long lasting and luxuriant, and in the garden they are abuzz with bumble bees. The plants respond well to cutting, with more flowers forming all the time. The bloom period is from mid-summer right into September.

Annual.

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
1 seedling FL1219A $4.00 Unavailable
$4.00

Quick Facts:

    • Staff favourite
    • Height to 90cm (36")
    • Great cut flowers
    • Annual

How To Grow

There’s no mistaking the colour and stature of annual Zinnias. Follow this handy How to Grow Zinnias from seeds guide below and grow some colour in your garden this summer. 

When I Get My Seedling Home
Keep seedlings under very bright light to prevent legginess. Artificial lights are ideal, but a bright (ideally, south-facing) room will work for the short term. You may have to pot on seedlings more than once before they go out to allow for root growth. This is done by transplanting them into a slightly larger container with enough additional soil to keep the container mostly full. Keep the soil moist by daily watering and allow for free drainage so the plants are never sitting water.

Transplanting
Do not transplant outside until night  time temperatures are steadily 10°C (50°F) or warmer. This may mean keeping seedlings indoors for up to a month. The plants should not require any fertilizer until transplant time. Transplant at 30-45cm (12-18") apart.

 

Growing
Plant Zinnias seeds in average, well-drained garden soil, but dig in a generous amount of well-rotted manure the previous fall. Pinch off growing tips early in the season for bushier growth. Water regularly, keeping leaves as dry as possible. Deadhead regularly. Feed once in early spring, and again once flowering has begun.