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Common zinnia 'Swirls'    

Zinnia elegans

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Belonging to the Zinnia genus (Zinnia elegans 'Swirls'), Swirls is a variety of Common zinnia. Swirls is a hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Outrageous Orange and   Piggy pink. When mature, blooms are roughly 10.0 cm (that's 3.9 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers are of a Double form. Leaves appear approximately as a   Grade 1 Paint Green colour.

Bi- or tri-colored blooms. both semi-double & fully double.

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Normally growing to a mature height of 60.0 cm (1.95 feet), Swirls grows with a erect-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

Mexico is believed to be where Swirls originates from.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Swirls Common zinnia is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Swirls have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Swirls

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Deadhead often.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Swirls is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Planting Swirls in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 6.6 and 7.8 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Swirls from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm).

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Swirls about 21 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Swirls

As Swirls is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Swirls