Planting large zinnias will add curiosity and colour also as attract butterflies to your own home. Zinnias make superb cut flowers; use them to distribute their shade in to your new house in the outdoors. Giant zinnias are sun-loving plants that achieve heights of 2.5 to 4-feet. Five-inch blooms with levels of petals that are rectangular will be the defining attribute of the easy-to-grow annuals. Bloom colors contain reds, pinks, yellows, vivid oranges and whites.
Plant large zinnias any-time in April through May on an overcast day or in the first evening hours. Choose an area that receives shade in the afternoon and vibrant immediate morning sunlight. Select an area that receives air circulation that is excellent and contains well-draining soil. Water the zinnia plants using a hose to make sure that they can be well hydrated for planting.
Spread a 2- to 3 inch layer of compost on the planting site. Mix the compost to the top 6″ of soil using a tiller.
A 202020 phosphorous, potassium slow-release granular fertilizer the Spread the fertilizer. Till over the planting site again to to combine the fertilizer to the soil. Water the prepared soil together with the hose till it’s moist.
Measure the peak of the the large zinnias’ root balls. Dig holes equivalent to your own measurement using a trowel comprehensive. Make the holes as broad as the root balls. Space the holes 12 to 18-inches apart. Place one zinnia plant up right in each and every hole.
Hold the the large zinnia plant up right and backfill the soil to the hole. Tamp down the soil firmly round the root ball. Repeat with each plant. Water the planted zinnias into a depth of 6″.