Scarlet Flame Zinnia


Scarlet Flame Zinnia

Zinnia elegans Even Gene, who doesn’t like gaudy zinnias, was attracted to Scarlet Flame’s elegant bright scarlet blooms. 3' stems. One of the easiest flowers to grow from seed and a favorite for bright color in Maine summers. Predates 1934. Annual. ~110 seeds/g.

5728 Scarlet Flame
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A: 1g for $2.30  
B: 7g for $5.00  
C: 28g for $13.00  
D: 4oz for $40.00  
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Jason Kafka says zinnias perform better in tunnels than in the field. With the extra heat they get so big that “they think they are in New Jersey.”

Culture: Sow in a sunny spot after last frost, or start indoors for earlier blooms. They need good drainage and like heat. Cut when flowers are almost fully mature, just before pollen starts to form. Deadhead to continue production.

Germinates 3–5 days at 80–85°, more slowly at cooler temperatures. Grow on at 70° days, 60–65° at night. Temperatures below 60° delay flowering and may induce chlorosis. Space at 9–12".


All flowers are annuals except where noted. All flowers are open-pollinated except where noted.

Days in parentheses after a variety indicate days to first bloom.