Zinnias are an easy, beautiful addition to any garden, and 'Mazurkia' is a real standout of the group. Three-inch flowers have striking, deep pink petals that appear to be dipped in white on the tips—like strawberries and whipped cream! Neat and compact, this plant is excellent for containers and landscaping alike! Pollinators flock to zinnias, they stand up to summer's heat, and are easy to grow from seed. Zinnias also make wonderful cut flowers with long stems, and the petals are edible—what's not to love? Deer resistant.
Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans
Plant Dimensions: 24″ tall and 12″ wide
Variety Information: 3″ double and semi-double scarlet flowers with white-tipped petals
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Edible Flower, Good for Containers, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Zinnias do not benefit from being sown early; wait for warmer weather
Days to Emerge: 3–10 days
Seed Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning, choosing blooms where the small, yellow flowers between petals have not yet emerged. Change vase water often.