Zinnia ‘Queen Orange Lime’
A new introduction I just had to get my hands on Zinnia ‘Queen Orange Lime’ and I have not been disappointed, the colouring suits mixing with peach and orange dahlias perfectly. The dusty matt faces give Zinnia’s a rare and exotic beauty. Plant alone or together with our other Zinnia varieties for endless vase combinations!
Zinnia ‘Queen Orange Lime’ thrives in hot dry conditions, treat them like a tomato tucking into your kitchen garden.
In high summer I love filling (my otherwise ‘would be’ empty) poly tunnel with them (as a third crop) as temperatures soar, they don’t even bat an eye!
How to grow
Half hardy, bordering on almost tropical, wait until late Spring before sowing. Heat loving, they are the perfect choice for late summer and look magnificent with Dahlia’s. Being a new introduction I have found the odd brighter coloured plant coming through, which I like so much that I wish I could sow it on purpose! For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Zinnia elegans
Type: Half Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun
Germination: Up to 30 days
Height: 60 cm
Harvest: June/July onwards
Seeds per packet: 30
Cutting /Vase Life:
Pick when a third of the blooms are open straight into buckets of water. Flowers may benefit from searing before resting preferably overnight. Click for more detailed information on conditioning. Removing any fading flowers from the lower portion of the stems every few days to extend the vase life.
Also featured in the Gallery are Zinnia ‘Queen Red Lime’ and Zinnia Aztec Burgundy