DWARF ZINNIA Thumbelina
Annual - One Season Plant Height: 3 to 31/2 feet
Brightly colored, button like blooms adorn this truly dwarf zinnia variety. It flowers all summer long in a wide range of colors. Very useful in the foreground of beds and borders. Also suitable for container plantings.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow outdoors after weather has warmed considerably or start seeds indoors for earlier blooms. Cover seeds with 1/8 inch fine soil. Sow indoors in flats, individual pots or peat pots.
THINNING AND TRANSPLANTING: When plants are 2 to 3 inches in height thin or transplant 10 to 12 inches apart. Transplant indoor started seedlings outdoors after all danger of frost has passed and weather has warmed considerably.
GERMINATION: Approximately one week at 70 degree temperatures. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Plant near the front of the flower garden, en masse or combined with other low growing annuals. Zinnias thrive in hot summer weather. Plant in a sunny area with well-drained rich, fertile soil. Water deeply by soaking soil and avoid spraying foliage. Pinch plants when young for denser foliage. Help ensure continual blooming by harvesting cut flowers and removing spent blossoms.