Dwarf Zinnia Mix is a specialized blend of miniature zinnias that grow to 4-6 ” tall. This dwarf variety is great for planting in raised beds and containers. It also is deal for planting in borders around the vegetable garden. Also known as “Thumbelina” mix, this variety was an AAS winner in 1963.
Dwarf Zinnia Mix produces loads of blooms in a rainbow of colors, including pink, purple, red, orange, white, and yellow. Zinnias are great for cut flowers and attracting beneficial insects and pollinators to the vegetable garden. Butterflies especially love them! Plant these thick and enjoy the kaleidoscope of blooms in your containers, raised beds, or in-ground garden.
Dwarf Zinnia Mix can be direct-seeded or transplanted. Due to the papery texture of the seed and the oblong seed size, zinnias do not plant well with a walk-behind planter. As a result, direct-seeding must be done by hand. To direct seed, create a small furrow in the soil and scatter the zinnia seed along the furrow. Use a garden rake to lightly cover the seed and pack the planted area. Zinnias grow well when planted on double rows with drip irrigation. Lay one row of drip tape and plant on both sides of the tape to maximize garden space.
Zinnias also perform well when transplanted. They grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Transplants are ready to go in the ground when plants can be easily pulled from the seed starting trays. Zinnias are very heat-tolerant and will continue to produce throughout the warm months of summer. To maximize production, prune or “dead-head” plants to promote the development of new blooms.
Dwarf Zinnia Mix Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant or direct seed
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 6″
Row Spacing: 2′
Days to Maturity: 60
Disease Resistance: None