About- Native to Mexico, this heirloom zinnia produces 4-5 inch wide cheerful yellow flowers that are sure to brighten up your garden. A favorite of crafters, florist and gardeners alike, Canary Bird is easy to grow with blooms lasting throughout the summer.
When and Where to Plant- Start indoors or direct sow, taking extra care if transplanting seedlings. Add compost in an area that is well draining as zinnias are susceptible to mildew.
Care and Harvest- Pinch plants when young to encourage longer stems. Water regularly at the base of the plant. Harvest as flower just begins to open to use as a cut flower.
Botanical Name- Zinnia elegans
Planting Depth- 1/4"
Days to Germination- 7-10
Plant Spacing- 6-8"