PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Zinnia elegans 'Polar Bear'|
|Zinnia 'Polar Bear'|
|A fast-growing half-hardy annual that will provide an abundance of flowers throughout the summer months and into autumn. The large, white blooms are much loved by pollinating insects and great for flower arrangements.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Sow individually in pots of compost, .25in/6mm deep, ideally at a temperature of 20-30C, though I have had no trouble in achieving a reasonable germination rate in an unheated greenhouse. Transfer seedlings to individual pots, pinching out young plants when they are a few inches tall to encourage the production of multiple flowering stems. Plant out in their final positions when all risk of frost is past. Can also be sown direct in late Spring, thinning to 12-18in apart.|