'White Star' was a popular variety in my childhood, after which it was replaced with flashier zinnia varieties. It was such a great variety, I just knew we had to make the seeds available once again. Too short for the commercial cut flower trade, the stems are most certainly long enough for home gardeners to pop into smaller vases and bud vases. An excellent, disease resistant garden annual. Perfect as an annual ground cover.
Plant type: annual
Planting depth: 1/4”
Exposure: full sun
Plant spacing: 9”
Approx seeds per packet: 50
How to sow:
Sow seeds indoors 4 weeks before last frost. Maintain warm temperatures for improved germination. Harden off seedlings and transplant outdoors after last frost. May also be direct seeded once soil has warmed up. Pinch the very first bloom to encourage branching.
Zinnias are easy to grow and are tolerant of heat and drought. For cut flowers, harvest opened blooms once the stems have stiffened. Deadhead for continuous blooms. 75-90 days to maturity.