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Old July 22, 2019   #76
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Default Saving seed for Zany pink picotee?

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Very! Pretty. Wete you able to save seeds?

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Unfortunately, these were not my plants. I saw these in a local nursery and took a photo of the potted zinnias.
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Old July 24, 2019   #77
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How long do seeds last?

Also, what did you find growing out seeds you saved from the F1 hybrids?

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Old July 26, 2019   #78
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Default Double Zahara Cherry & Double Profusion Yellow

The yellow is in a pot with some pentas and vinca. I bought the zinnias as plants at a nursery. Since I live in such a warm area with such a long growing season from time to time I have to refresh my color pots with new annuals.
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Old July 27, 2019   #79
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Default Double Zahara Fire

Again, these are not from seeds, but I purchased the plants.
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Beautiful pictures. Thank you.
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How long do zinnias take from seed to bloom? Can I direct sow them outside?
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Old July 28, 2019   #82
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The Old Farmer's Almanac states it is 60-70 days from seed to bloom. But I would think that depends on the growing conditions in everyone's area. I grew some in pots earlier in the season, and I chose the more petite varieties to grow in pots. I had trouble with my dogs eating the seedlings. I've learned my lesson not to try to grow things in pots that are 4 or 5 ft tall... and don't think I didn't try, LOL. There are others on this thread that are much more experienced with growing zinnias than I am. I'm sure one of them will come along soon.
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How long do zinnias take from seed to bloom? Can I direct sow them outside?
Were I am you can direct sow outside.
I didn't count days but they have been amazing for me in Nor Cal. I could see a few l sowings in a season, but I haven't tried it.
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How long do zinnias take from seed to bloom? Can I direct sow them outside?
I'm in zone 7a and I have no problem growing them in the garden. In general I'm not a flower guy, but they add a lot of color and bee/butterfly activity to the garden and are easy and fun to grow.
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Old August 4, 2019   #85
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Default Zinnia "Profusion" in long planter boxes

We went to lunch at. P.F. Chang's and they had these gorgeous zinnias growing on two sides of their restaurant.
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Very pretty.

I found an unopened pack of Zinnia seeds from 2013 (Parkseed); I sowed a few and they germinated. Then I looked them up and they look nice.

OTOH - my saved seeds have lousy germination rates. Some do germinate so it's something I must be doing.

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I sowed some of the Zahara seeds for the mix, Yellow and Cherry. All are double and size of plants look nice. Seeds were from my multi-pack from Gardentrends. Seeds were also coated.

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Also bought /sowed Hidden Dragon seeds from Parks; They look beautiful to me; and if some have different variation of stripes all the better.
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Those zinnias at the restaurant are really pretty. And it looks like somebody's been keeping them deadheaded too. I'm SO glad it's not me!
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These zinnias are at a junior college near me, landscaped by a garden club.
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That's beautiful.

Mine are looking rough right now; we've had long afternoon showers for over a week now and I 'treated' the Powdery Mildew with Milk. The PM looks gone but replaced with black mold???.

I have new seedlings just emerging.

Does anyone save seeds from their flowers? If so, how successful are you in getting them to germinate. What's the trick? I get a few to germinate but not many.

A few days ago, I germinated bought seeds and my save seeds in the Oasis cubes and my save seeds till haven't germinated.

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BTW - Parks Seeds has a bunch with 40% off right now.
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Zinnias might be my new thing
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