Zinnias belong to slightly forgotten annual flowering plants. Honestly, we do not know, why. Once they formed a mandatory part of the garden bed. They began to vanish with time, although large number of varieties still deserve our attention and admiration because of the multitude of colours, different flower and petal shapes as well as intriguing colour saturation. They are perfect companions to other seasonal flowers and perennial plants. We strongly recommend cactus-flowered zinnia in a colour mix for your garden.
Cactus-flowered zinnia is a beautiful, very intriguing variety of the common zinnia. A tall annual plant with rough, straight stalks ending with a large, colourful inflorescences. Leaves are even, without toothing, growing in pairs on the opposite sides of the stalk. However, it is the voluptuous flowers with needle-like, curled petals that constitute the main attraction of cactus-flowered zinnias. They come in clear and saturated colors what makes them particularly spectacular. Such colouring brings a compact, thick wall of green plants to life and fares well with other plants. Zinnia flowers can be white, yellow, orange and also come in all shades of pink and red. The ideal cobination of the lively colours with the attractive build will immediately draw attention of all garden visitors. Different blossom colours attract beautiful butterflies and other insects, providing a treat for all nature lovers.
Cactus-flowered zinnia is particularly suited for annual flower beds and filling empty spaces on perennial beds left by the bulbuous plants. Colourful coat of zinnias combined with fluffy grasses creates an intricate garden landscape. Those unostentatious yet graceful and cheerful plants will add flavour to naturalistic gardens. They are a must-have in the rural-style arrangements as well. A picturesque, wooden cottage surrounded by multicoloured zinnias create perfect surroundings for recreation. A colourful spot will also look great on a green lawn. Another way to bring the most of the zinnias is planting in groups. In addition to all that, zinnias are also very sturdy cut flowers. With regular water exchange and cutting wilted stalks zinnias can survive in vases even two weeks. They start to bloom in mid-summer, in favourable conditions until the first cold waves in autumn.
Zinnias grow best at sunny sites. We recommend impatient gardeners to prepare seedlings in March, and for those willing to wait a bit longer, sowing directly into the soil. Zinnias do not tolerate clay soils very well.
One packet contains 0,5 g of colour mix of cactus-flowered zinnia seeds. At the back of the package you will find the growing guide and sow-by date.
Approximately 120 seeds (+/- 20%)
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All seeds we sell are subject to a multi-level quality control checks and only then are carefully packed and dispatched. Our products have been awarded numerous certificates and comply with the highest standards of the European Union. Our employees are experienced gardeners who are more than happy to answer your every question.
Where do our seeds come from?
All of the seeds sold in our shop come from the best producers from across the European Union. Thanks to a long-standing cooperation with them we were able to develop the most adequate storing and dispatch conditions, guaranteeing that you always receive fresh and carefully tested batches of seeds. Exclusion of the middlemen from the whole process not only makes it possible for us to avoid sending out-of-date seeds that might have been lying too long on a warehouse shelf, but also ensures the most attractive price for top quality products.
The quality control process
All our seeds must pass a four-stage quality control process.
Stage one begins with a careful selection of the suppliers. Than we proceed with controlling their crops, foreign producers are not excluded from the quality control process. Plants are checked at every stage of their development: when they start to grow, during blooming and when they start bearing fruit (seeds). At this stage the most important thing is to ensure proper spacing of the plants. Thanks to that obtaining the desired morphological characteristics of each particular species or variety, such as colour, height and shape, can be ensured.
Stage two consists of a detailed verification tests in laboratory conditions. With the use of the highest quality equipment by the highly qualified staff, our suppliers perform more than 30 000 quality checks annually. The seeds that do not meet our requirements are subject to technological refining processes, including drying, cleaning, upgrading and testing again.
Stage three starts with sowing seeds in selected control plots. That way we obtain valuable, exact information concerning their germination that must be maintained at an appropriate level. Simultaneously, the varietal identity of each species is checked at this stage.
Stage four takes place in our warehouses and consists of eliminating seeds that have been stored for too long on our shelves and replacing them with new batches. Each package is stamped with a unique batch number and also with the sow-by-date.
All four stages combined allow us to state with confidence that the seeds we deliver comply with the highest standards and have completed all required control stages with flying colours.
Prizes and awards
The seeds we sell are widely recognized for their quality and have won many awards. Our seeds won numerous gold medals and distinctions for their high quality. The World of Flowers was also honoured for its innovative approach.
Among those awards there were: TOP INNOVATION (June 2015), GOLD MEDAL AT THE POZNAN INTERNATIONAL FAIR (2015), CONSUMER QUALITY LEADER (2014), FARMER OF THE YEAR (2014).
In addition, we have also been awarded the “IDEAL BUSINESS” certificate for two years in a row.
We are committed to selling only the highest quality seeds. Taking into consideration the efforts we make daily, please also note that plants are living organisms and their germination and growth depends on many factors, such as temperature, soil type, humidity and the frequency with that they are watered, sowing time and conditions, use of fertilizers and plant protection agents (pesticides), as well as weather and climate conditions. We provide help by sharing the accurate and up-to-date sowing and growing information, however, we cannot bear any responsibility for the plants that were not cultivated in conditions appropriate for given species.