- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 20 - 24 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer and fall
- Bloom Color: Mix
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.0 - 6.5
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 75F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: Cover seed lightly with peat moss
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 4 seeds per plant or approximately 9 lbs per acre
- Moisture: Keep soil slightly moist but not wet until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Zinnia
Zinnia (Zinnia Elegans Lilliput Mix) - Perfect for the front yard flower border, grow this semi-dwarf variety from Zinnia seeds. Zinnias are hardy plants that will do well in all types of weather. This Lilliput Zinnia mix has shades of pink, yellow, white and red, and these flowers will blossom 6 - 8 weeks after sowing the flower seeds. This shorter growing variety features a wide range of brilliant colors and double 1 inch round pompon-like bloom.
Zinnia Lilliput are the perfect size for container plantings or grow them in the front of the flower border. They prefer full sun and well-draining soil. Hummingbirds love them, but thankfully, deer do not bother them! Zinnia Lilliput Care: Deadhead spent flowers to encourage blooms, water moderately, fertilize with a liquid balanced fertilizer 1 - 2 times during their long bloom season. They are low maintenance flowers that reward you with a spectacular show of color!
How To Grow Zinnia Lilliput: For the earliest blooms, sow Zinnia seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeds before planting out. Using starter trays or small pots, press the Zinnia seeds into the soil and lightly cover with peat moss or sand. Keep soil slightly moist but not wet until germination occurs. Don't transplant the Zinnia Lilliput seedlings too soon. Harden them off for 10 days or so as they are sensitive to cold.
Or, after frost season has ended, directly sow Zinnia seeds outdoors in a prepared seedbed with loosened, weed free soil. Sow the Zinnia Lilliput seeds in rows 12 inches apart, spacing seeds every 4 inches. Thin the Zinnia seedlings to every 12 inches.