State Fair Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)
Extraordinary double-blossoms 5-6” in diameter on sturdy, 30-36” stems! Dazzling as a container or border plant, State Fair is also great in your veggie garden attracting pollinators and keeping pests away. Disease resistant and heat tolerant. Gorgeous cut and arranged.
- 100 seeds minimum
- Germination: 4-6 days
- Bloom time: late spring-fall
- Direct sow in full sun after last frost date. Gently press scattered seeds into loosened soil.
- Space plants 6-10” apart
- For optimal yield, cut frequently and remove spent flowers.
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These zinnias are tall, beautiful butterfly magnets. Watching the black and tiger swallowtails, and a few monarchs, flutter from flower to flower is a glorious sight to behold.