Obtained during the 1991 coup from breeders at the Moscow branch of the Vavilov Institute, Gift zinnia (Zinnia elegant) has been grown at Heritage Farm every summer since. Upright, 3-foot tall plants yield 3 to 4 inch flowers (both singles and doubles) that are brilliant red with an occasional orange blossom. (Annual) CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Each packet contains approximately 10o seeds.
Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Plants prefer well-drained average soil. Water regularly, keeping leaves dry. Remove spent blossoms frequently to prolong blooming.