Flowers Zinnias

Jim Baggett's Choice Mix
Organic Zinnia Seed

Product ID: 4146G

Diverse mix with a playful range of colors and shapes.

Suitable for cut flowers and garden beds. Jim Baggett's Choice Mix is comprised of 4–5" dahlia-flowered and cactus-flowered blooms in double and semidouble form. A good balance of colors in the mix, including red, orange, pink, yellow, salmon, magenta, and some delightful two-tone combinations. This mix was created as a backyard project by Oregon State vegetable breeder Jim Baggett and is curated by our friends Frank and Karen Morton of Wild Garden Seed. USDA Certified Organic. Ht. 28–38". Avg. 3,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
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Packet

$4.95
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250 Seeds

$13.25
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500 Seeds

$18.15
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1,000 Seeds

$24.30
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5,000 Seeds

$103.80
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DAYS TO GERMINATION: 3-5 days at 80-85°F (27-29°C)

SOWING: Transplant (recommended) - Sow into 72-cell flats 4 weeks before last frost. Cover seeds. A heat mat will help maintain an accurate temperature. Lower temperatures will result in slower germination: 5-7 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Harden-off and transplant out after last frost. Do not allow plants to become root bound and avoid disturbing roots; transplant shock or other stress events may cause double-flowering varieties to produce single blooms for a period following stress. Direct seed - After last frost, sow 1/4" deep. Succession-sow/plant every two weeks for prolonged yields of high-quality stems. Pinching of initial bud or bloom and subsequent deadheading is recommended to encourage strong branching and bloom production.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. No support is necessary.

PLANT SPACING: 9-12".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Before completely open. Stem is firm from point of cut to just below the bloom.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile soil rich in organic matter. pH: 6.3-6.8 preferred.

USES: Taller varieties make excellent cut flowers. Beds, borders, and mass plantings.

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zinnia spp.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name

Zinnia elegans

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

75 - 85 Days

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Attracts Beneficial Insects