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How to grow zinnias from seed

Zinnias never fail to impress in any garden because of their gorgeous colors and striking appearance. With multiple blooms that stick around for weeks, zinnias are an annual flower that are rewarding and shockingly easy to grow from seed. If you’ve ever been curious about watching the stages of a flower – from seed to bloom – over the course of the growing season, the zinnia is a perfect model. In four easy steps, see how easy it is to grow this no-fail flower from seed.


1. Choose the Variety

Zinnias come in a variety of different heights, shapes and colors. Read about each variety on different seed packages and make a selection based on your taste and how much growing space you have. Some varieties can grow as tall as 4 feet tall with big bright double blooms!

2. Plant

3. Water

4. Wait & Enjoy

Enjoy prolific blooms! With strong stems, zinnias make for great cut flowers. Cut a few to bring inside and display in your favourite vase. Observe the growth of your zinnias from germination to wilt and make notes in your garden journal so that next year you’ll know exactly what to expect.

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