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Large, dome-shaped blooms resemble Dahlias and create a grand statement both in the garden and cut for bouquets all season long. Like all Zinnias, this variety is extremely easy to grow and deer resistant. Growing to be about 30-40” tall, Dahlia-Flowered Zinnias are perfect for the border of the garden or meadow. This variety attracts pollinators all season long. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.

Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 30-40 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
SKU ZEDFG
In Zinnias, "Dahlia-flowered" means multi-petaled, piled up, dome-shaped blooms that really do resemble dahlias. These grow tall (up to 40") and are bright lights in the garden, and super spectacular in arrangements. Just as easy to grow as the others.

Easy! Easy! Why everybody loves Zinnias: Probably no plant can give you more color for less work. It's because the zinnia is one of the easiest plants to grow from seed (any child can do it, and many do!), they'll give you every color but blue, and they bloom all season up until frost. Can you think of another flower that does all that?

How to grow them: Good full sun is really all that's required, although some of the newer hybrids will even bloom in partial shade. As for water, they don't need much, since they're from hot desert-like habitats. Soil? Almost any soil will do, but they prefer fast-draining gritty soil, if you have that available.

Zinnia seeds are perfect for starting indoors to have bloom early. But be sure you wait until every frost is gone, and the soil has warmed up a bit before setting them out. They're super-sensitive to frost--after all, these plants are from frost-free regions, and don't like cold soil. If you'd rather, you can just wait until spring arrives, and sow them outside. They're very undemanding.

The Wildflower that's been all dressed up for years. There about 20 species of Zinnia in the wild, all in the arid, rocky soils of North, Central and South America, most common in Mexico. If you saw the wild plants, you'd be amazed, since Zinnias are one of our most heavily-hybridized wildflowers, and the somewhat "ragged" originals look nothing like our garden beauties. That's because hybridizers discovered them early, and have been "working on them" for decades.

The Wild Ones The most commonly hybridized species is Zinnia elegans, a common wild plant in Mexico. But in recent years, work has been done on some of the other species. Like the dahlia (also from Mexico) the Zinnia takes quickly and willingly to almost anything the hybridizers want to do: Taller, shorter, or bigger flowers. Multi-colored flowers. You name it, and they seem to be able to do it to Zinnias.

Because of that, these flowers have been staples among major color-makers in gardens since your great-grandmother's time, and more and more beautiful zinnias are created for our gardens almost every year.

Associated SKUs
ZEDFG
ZEDFQP (1/4 Pound)
ZEDFLB (1 Pound)
ZEDFLB5 (5 Pounds)
ZEDFLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Dahlia Flowered Zinnia
Botanical Name Zinnia elegans
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 30-40 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,555 sq ft.
1 lb covers 6,220 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 31,100 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1.5 acres
Seeds Per Pound 62,400
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Native To North America
Native To Mexico
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsZinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (11)
  • Vivid colors (11)
  • Long bloom time (10)
  • Reliable growth (9)
  • Pest resistant (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cut flowers (8)
  • Large areas (8)
  • Border control (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7), Casual hobbyist (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow, the colors are amazing!!!

I put these seeds in a large, newly cleared area in my yard. I bought 1/4 lb of these seeds. I planted them in the large cleared area. They were so tall...Read complete review

I put these seeds in a large, newly cleared area in my yard. I bought 1/4 lb of these seeds. I planted them in the large cleared area. They were so tall (4 feet) and pretty. When there was a breeze, they would sway. The colors were amazing. Some looked flourescent orange. Many different shades of colors!!!! They are ending their blooming time now.
I was very happy with these seeds.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

How hard is it to get these to grow? Really!?

Most disappointed in this one - big zinnias are not that hard to grow.
Not a single one matured.

Most disappointed in this one - big zinnias are not that hard to grow.
Not a single one matured.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

How hard is it to get these to grow? Really!?

By 

from Bristol, CT

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

Most disappointed in this one - big zinnias are not that hard to grow.
Not a single one matured.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My best zinnia

By 

from Northern Michigan (U.P)

About Me Casual Hobbyist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Long Bloom Time
  • Low Maintenance
  • Pest Resistant
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Cut Flowers
    • Large Areas

    Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

    I use this zinnia alone and with mixtures of wildflowers. My main plantings are primarily food plots for deer and birds but I save several plots for flowers. They add color and my wife loves the cut flowers at home.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    We're ordering again next year

    By 

    from Newman Lake, Washington

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

      The blooms are just beginning to fade in October after a summer of gorgeous flowers. These are easy to grow, attract lots of admiring comments and are a real value. We will order them again and again.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lovely but not very big

      By 

      from Vienna, VA

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Border Control
        • Cut Flowers
        • Large Areas

        Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

        I scattered the seeds and lightly raked them into tilled soil. They came up beautifully. I only needed to weed once and then they took off and choked out the weeds for the season. Lots of blooms, vibrant colors - butterflies and bees love them too. My only disappointment was at the lack of big blooms. Most of these were like regular garden-variety zinnias. I got some big domed blooms, but not many.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        not to disappoint

        By 

        from Glen Arm, MD

        About Me Avid Gardener

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        Pros

        • Low Maintenance
        • Reliable Growth
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Prone To Mildew Towards E

        Best Uses

        • Cut Flowers

        Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

        I have ordered these zinnias a couple of seasons and have been pleased with their performance. Zinnias are one of my favorite cut flowers and these don't disappoint.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Lovely blooms!

        By 

        from KS

        About Me Getting Started

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        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

            We planted in two areas--an repurposed stock tank and a bed in front of the house. The stock tank is bursting with large, colorful zinnias! I love that these are easy to grow and the blooms last a long time! Will definitely plant these again!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Huge blooms, great for cutting, colorful

            By 

            from Cincinnati, Ohio

            About Me Aging Gardener Like Easy, Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Easy And Nice Bloom
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Border Control
              • Containers
              • Cut Flowers
              • Great Cut Flower
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

              Never did many Zinnias in the past but as I have slowed down some in the gardening area these are super to grow, great color, easy , long lasting, and they make a very very long lasting cut flower....we take some to the houseboat every time we go and they last easily two to three weeks with hardly a bit of color loss....

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow, the colors are amazing!!!

              By 

              from Brea, CA

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cut Flowers
                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

                I put these seeds in a large, newly cleared area in my yard. I bought 1/4 lb of these seeds. I planted them in the large cleared area. They were so tall (4 feet) and pretty. When there was a breeze, they would sway. The colors were amazing. Some looked flourescent orange. Many different shades of colors!!!! They are ending their blooming time now.
                I was very happy with these seeds.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I buy these from AM every year

                By 

                from Rush River, WI

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

                    My favorite flower. I have a large, long garden plot where I plant these each year and I only plant the Zinnias. Struggled a bit with the drought this year (and me not watering enough!), but they still survived. Butterflies and Hummingbirds love them.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Zinnia of all

                    By 

                    from Olney, IL

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                    • Large Bulb Size
                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Cut Flowers
                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

                    Dahlia Zinnias have to the best of all, with thier many petals on each flower. I enjoy the colors, and butterflies in the mass plantings

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely spectacular Zinnias

                    By 

                    from Ypsilanti, MI

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Border Control
                      • Containers
                      • Erosion Control
                      • Large Areas
                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

                      These seeds took off right out of the bag with a fast and complete germination rate and once again, my American Meadow (actually a border garden) is off and growing! I know I can always depend on your products to produce great results (and, a good dose of help from Mother Nature sure did not hurt).

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      You can't help but smile!

                      By 

                      from Cape Cod, MA

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Pest Resistant
                      • Reliable Growth
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Border Control
                        • Cut Flowers
                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

                        I love having beds of multi-colored zinnias in the yard. They're easy to grow, hardy and you can't help but smile at the mix of beautiful happy colors!

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Zinnia's from seed in Western Washington

                        By 

                        from Fall City, WA

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Healthy
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garden
                          • Outdoors

                          Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Dahlia Flowered:

                          For the past few years I've planted two 50' diameter circles of Zinnias. To plant I till, rake, seed, rake again and then roll. The only other thing I do is put down a perimeter of slug killer. I plant seeds near the end of April. I have an intense show of colorful Zinnias by early August.

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