A few months ago, I was given a set of mixed zinnia seeds, and out of the handful of seeds sown, after extremes of wet and dry weather, and snail and caterpillar attacks, only one plant made it to maturity. I was curious what colour the flowers would be, and to my delight, they were red!
The flowers of this plant are more full than my first try growing the zinnia from seed. I don’t know whether it’s because it’s a different variety or the quality of the seeds are better, but I’m so pleased with the gorgeous flowers!
This time, because the plant had a less stressful start (thanks to more experience on my part), it grew straight and tall before the first flower bloomed. After that, more side stems started growing, with a flower topping each stem. Since the plant is growing in a flower pot, its size will likely be restrained. Perhaps, planted out in the garden, it could have grown into a big bush. I’ll have to find out the next time I grow this!
Thanks so much to Sky for the gift of the seeds! 8)