Zinnia care should include watering at the base of the plant. A soaker hose is ideal for keeping foliage and petals dry while providing much-needed irrigation. Zinnia care may also include watering in the early morning, which allows the foliage and flowers ample time to dry off before nightfall.
Keep the soil moist, but not soggy, for young plants. Mature zinnias require less watering, as grown flowers are somewhat drought tolerant. With proper placement and correct watering, zinnia plants provide long-term color and beauty in the summer flower bed. Growing zinnia plants benefit from deadheading and flower removal (used in cut flower bouquets). Clipping the plant back often results in more abundant blooms. In addition, when learning how to grow zinnia, remember that pinching back results in a bushier and more attractive plant. If you’re looking to add some bright color, grow some zinnia flowers in your summer garden this year.
The white dahlia-type zinnia has very large blooms that are quite magnificent looking. A pretty bloom that is a must for bouquets!
Redman Super Cactus:
Magnificent, huge red-flowered variety of the giant cactus type zinnia family. These flowers are stately, being a deep red and having the pointed cactus-type petals. An old favorite that has now become rare.