Zinna Polar Bear
Zinnia Elegans,Polar Bear flower seeds
Zinnia polar bear is a fantastic zinnia variety that produces very large flowers. The cream-white color would look fantastic in a romantic garden or as wedding flowers! The more you cut from the plants the more flowers they will grow.
Planting information to grow zinnia from seed:
Plant type: annual
Height: 75 – 90 centimeters
Position: full sun
Start: 4-6 weeks before the last frost date
Number of days until plants bloom: 75-90 days
Distance between the plants: 20 to 30 centimeters
Pruning: when young plants are about 30 centimeters high
Germination: 7 – 14 days at 15-25°C
Number of seeds per pack: 50
How to grow zinnias from seed?
Start sowing zinnias indoors in seed trays about 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date. Plant out the zinnia seedlings after all chance of pre-frost has passed. Zinnias can also be sown directly as soon as the weather has warmed up. The seeds need light to germinate.
Zinnias need full sun. They do well in warm areas, as long as they get enough water. They like rich soil and grow best on compost or fertilizer that slowly releases nutrients. Halfway through or at the end of the flowering period, you can give them an extra dose of fertilizer. Zinnias should be given extra water weekly if it doesn’t rain much. Prevent the leaves from getting too wet to prevent disease.
Zinnias are not difficult to grow, except in extremely humid summers which can sometimes cause plants to get powdery mildew. Protect young plants from slugs and snails. Remove dead flowers regularly to support new growth. Staking is recommended.
Zinnia’s are excellent cut flowers. Wiggle the stem just below the flower to see if your zinnia is ready to be picked. If the stem is sturdy and strong and the flower does not wiggle, you can pick the flower.
75 – 90 cm
20 – 30 cm
|Days to mature||
75 – 90 days
Zinna Polar Bear