Zowie!™ Yellow Flame Zinnia


Zowie!™ Yellow Flame Zinnia

Zinnia elegans (85 days) Nothing is staid about this 2006 AAS winner. Since 2010 when I first grew it, I have not been without it. Color pops right out of 3–4" semi-double blooms with glowing magenta centers and rose petals dipped in yellow at the tips. At 2–3' the well-branched plants are loaded with flowers of remarkable staying power. Whatever our tough climate dishes out, whether cold rain or steamy heat, the blooms stay clean and last long. Superb for bouquets too, with a vase life of up to 2 weeks. One of the easiest flowers to grow from seed and a favorite for bright color in Maine summers. Annual. ~125 seeds/g.

5738 Zowie!™ Yellow Flame
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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.