Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix

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One of most popular Zinnia varieties, the Lilliput Mix grows to be only 18-24” tall and is famous for an abundance of pom-pom blooms in bright, vivid colors. Blooming from mid summer until frost, this mixture can be cut all season long for spectacular summer bouquets and is extremely easy to grow. Like all Zinnia, this variety is deer resistant and attracts pollinators. 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 18-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
SKU ZELMG

Plant Information

The "Lilliput" mix created another Zinnia sensation when it was introduced. The semi-dwarfed plants (only 18 to 24" tall) are famous for forming bushy 12" wide growth with lots of flowers, and the pom pom blooms are in clear solid colors. The sizzling, colorful effect in the garden is stunning, making these perfect for edging or colorful patches anywhere you want bright color. Just plant the seeds, and remember to cut off the fading flowers.

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
ZELMG
ZELMQP (1/4 Pound)
ZELMLB (1 Pound)
ZELMLB5 (5 Pounds)
ZELMLB10 (10 Pounds)
Common Name Zinnia
Botanical Name Zinnia elegans
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Mature Height 18-24 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
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.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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4.0

Mostly Nice Flowers

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from Fresno, CA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy

Cons

  • Not many petals

Best Uses

  • Borders
  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix:

I used these flowers for floral arrangements and individual entries in my district fair. I didn't have many show worthy flowers. Most of them didn't come out in a ball form. Lots of pinks and purples, but not many white, yellow or oranges that came out. There were many colorful blooms but only a few that truly came out with multiple petals to make them look like little balls.

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3.0

Not all beehive

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from South West Virginia

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  • Hardy

Cons

  • Small In Size

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Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix:

Only the red ones were beehive. the others are regular boring tiny regular zinnias mixed in. I expected better.
This was first time ordering.
Poppies didn't germinate, coreopis didn't grow except about 5, now I have some fall bulbs on way. Will see what happens and may be last time ordering.

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3.0

Not Extactly what I was expecting

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from Wauconda, IL

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden
  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix:

So I understand what lilliput would mean. They would be on the smaller side which is ok. But I read the description of them and decided to give them a shot. Well, while they are cute they are most certainly not "pom pom" like as described. At any rate, on the plus side though, they were very very easy to grow. I basically just tilled and sowed the seeds and pressed them in. And lots of them did come up. There is a lot more greenery with them than flower I'd say.

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5.0

Great Flowers!!!

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from Chattaroy, WA

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Pros

  • Low Maintenance
  • Reliable Growth
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Border Control
    • Containers
    • Cut Flowers
    • Large Areas
    • Raised Beds

    Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix:

    This is the first year I planted zinnias. It looks like every seed came out and now they are about to flower. I can't wait to see these beautiful flowers.

     
    5.0

    Short Zinnias

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    from Olney, IL

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      Best Uses

      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix:

      First time for planting Lilliput and found them to be great around the outer edges of mass planting of taller Zinnias, i will do this again next year

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      4.0

      Great color for my garden

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      from Pittsburgh, PA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Susceptible to Pests

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix:

      I will be ordering again.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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