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Zinnia Seeds Lilliput Mix

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1/4 Pound
Price: $9.95
1 Pound
Price: $29.95
5 Pounds
Price: $144.95
10 Pounds
Price: $279.95

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Quick Overview

Famous "Lilliput Mix" is one of the most popular Zinnias of all. 18 to 24" plants with clear-colored flowers. Annual.

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Details
SKU ZELMG
Common Name Zinnia
Botanical Name Zinnia elegans
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 18-24 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
Ships As Seed
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Native To North America
Native to Mexico
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
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.

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5.0

Great Flowers!!!

By Olya

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

    By Pop Pop

    from Olney, IL

    Pros

      Cons

      • None

      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

      By MLC gardener

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      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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