Peruvian Zinnia Seeds

Peruvian Zinnia (Zinnia peruviana) has elegant red blossoms that progress through a subtle range of hues as they mature, blooming all summer long. Plant Peruvian Zinnia seeds to enliven a border, brighten a meadow, attract pollinators, and add charm to bouquets. This Southwestern native wildflower is easy to grow and deer resistant. At High Country Gardens, all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
Zones2 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall
Bloom TimeEarly summer to frost
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SKUHC017678

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(24-36" tall) Versatile Peruvian Zinnias are at home in cottage gardens, as a mass planting, and among meadow flowers. An easy-care annual wildflower that will bloom all summer, it produces an abundance of red, nectar-rich flowers that attract butterflies and bees. The 1-1/2" diameter blooms perch on tall stems, making them delightful as cut flowers, too. Peruvian Zinnia is native to the Southwest US; it prefers full sun and, once established, tolerates dry soils, though it adapts to most soil types. Direct sow seeds in the garden after all danger of frost is past, or get a head start by sowing seeds indoors about a month before your last spring frost date. If you allow some flowers to mature and form seedpods, the seeds may self-sow and, in mild climates, create a naturalized planting that will return every year.

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Associated SKUsHC017678
HC017660 (1 Pound)
HC017659 (1/4 Pound)
Common Name
Peruvian Zinnia
Botanical Name
Zinnia peruviana
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Bloom Time
Early summer to frost
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO
Yes
Seeds Per Pound
107,000
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 545 sq ft.
1 lb covers 2,175 sq ft.
20 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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