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Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix

Red and Orange and Yellow Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix, Zinnia, Zinnia

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Like all Zinnias seeds, our Lava Lamp Mixture is deer resistant and quick-blooming, making it the perfect choice for your summer and fall garden. This fiery mixture blooms in bright shades or red, orange, and yellow, illuminating your property for months.

Zones 2 - 10
Ideal Regions
Northeast
Southeast
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall
Bloom Time Summer to fall
SKU AAS8JXX

Plant Information

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
AAS8JXX
AAS8JQP (1/4 Pound)
AAS8J01 (1 Pound)
Common Name Zinnia
Botanical Name Zinnia
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red, Orange, Yellow, Mixed
Mature Height 18-24" 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.
Seeds Per Pound 65,000
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Cut Flowers, 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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Just amazing!

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    Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix:

    I purchased this mix a few years ago. I remember loving it then, but have planted other things in that plot since then. However, due to my laziness, I leave the flowers out all winter and they have dropped seeds and come again for the past few years! This year especially I am struck by how, with NO attention from me whatsoever, they are thriving in our 100 deg. heat. They receive no water from me, full sun, no fertilizer, and they are the talk of the street. I will be ripping out my oh-so-fussy roses and just planting zinnias everywhere from now on. This mix is eye-catching, the seed quality is excellent, and they behave like a perennial. Totally recommend!

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    5.0

    Great seeds that produced awesome flowers.

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    from Nada,Texas

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      Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix:

      Makes a great addition to my pollinator garden.

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      5.0

      Still blooming profusely on Halloween!

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      from Minneapolis, MN

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        Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix:

        These blooms are absolutely gorgeous. Red, orange and yellow, they have provided months of flowers, and just keep on going.

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        5.0

        Beautiful hummingbird magnets and wow from passersby.

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        from Nampa, Idaho

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          Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix:

          Planted a ten foot wide fifty foot long side yard and wasn't disappointed, the Lava Lamp seeds quickly turned into a rainbow of color and texture that drew great comments from passersby and seemingly are irresistable to hummingbirds, swallowtail and monarch butterflies. Just WOW!

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          What A Show!

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          from Chattanooga, TN

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          Comments about American Meadows Zinnia Seeds Lava Lamp Mix:

          These zinnias have put on quite the show for us; they are PHENOMENAL! We removed the grass around our fence border by hand and then planted these along with some poppies and blanketflower. The zinnias took over quickly! We did get some blanketflower but no poppies! They are in full sun most of the day and grew to over 5' tall. We did have to water a few times due to long periods with no rain, but they have been mostly maintenance free. Sadly, a small section developed a fungus and it quickly spread before we were able to head it off at the pass. We know it is probably because we planted too many seeds too close together, so no fault of American Meadows. We are so very pleased with this purchase! We have been cutting flowers for ourselves and friends. The cut flowers last a very long time. It also encourages the plants to continue to grow. We thought the colors would be basic orange, yellow, & red, but there are so many hues of those shades plus some nice pinks and fuchsias, too! If you're on the fence about purchasing these seeds, go ahead! You will not be disappointed!

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          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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