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#43237 May 13th, 2007 at 04:52 AM
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Well I finally started 6 of these. I bought them over the winter and I'm looking forward to how they do.

Has anyone tried them yet?


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tkhooper #43528 May 13th, 2007 at 08:08 PM
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i havent tried them yet, i got seeds over the winter too, so ill also be tring them this year, havent started them yet, i will somtime this week.
i think it was kenny who had them last year.


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I hope he sees this post then. Thanks for the response.


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tkhooper #44365 May 14th, 2007 at 06:32 PM
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YES TK I planted some!!! I have green coming uP !! BUT then again After our storm many seedings starts got washed away I hope the candy cane wasn't one of them!!!


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angelblossom #44427 May 15th, 2007 at 02:03 AM
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I hope so too. About how long did it take them to sprout? I'm thinking it was around 5 days for the regular zinnia last year.


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The first one has sprouted. I'm so excited. My plan for them is to have one of the candy cane ones in the middle of a grouping with 3 of the midi Really Red Zinnias planted around it. And then 6 of the groupings in the bed. I thought that might look fun.

I'm just not a landscape artist. But they are annuals I can always change it next year lol.


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that sounds so pretty tammy!
lol thats the best thing about annuals! you can change the look every year.


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sibyl #45161 May 16th, 2007 at 03:23 AM
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I agree Sibyl, that and the blooms last a long time.


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I have some of the red spider zinnias.They took 8 weeks to bloom,but they've grown ALOT with the last 2 days in the 90s.Only others blooming now are some lilliputs& I think they are from last year(self sowed will resprout for me...sometimes thats a bad thing too though......)


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njoynit #46103 May 16th, 2007 at 02:12 PM
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I haven't seed the red spider zinnias. I'd love a photo if you have one. They sound pretty.


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tkhooper #50039 May 23rd, 2007 at 04:56 AM
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well I didn't get one hundred percent germination on these. But they have their first set of true leaves so I feed them and they'll go out in the garden in the next day or two. I've got my fingers crossed.


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I planted seeds in a 10 cup peat tray; about 2 seeds to a cup. Of the few seeds which came up, I have 3 sprouts. They are about 8 inches tall and leggy (in my apartment) I hoped I could have me a pretty blooming plant in here...but maybe not. It seems like they sprouted in about a week.

I have three Sweet William (Dianthus) in here, and they are blooming profusely!!!


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Interesting about the sweet williams. I had no idea they would bloom inside.

Your right the zinnia's are really to tall and thin to make a good house plant. But they will bloom later in the year. It's to early yet. I'm in zone 7 and they aren't blooming here either. But once summer hits you'll have all kinds of blooms on them.

For houseplants I'd try the lilliput ones. They are short in statue and would do much better. And if you want them to bloom out of season I'd use a grow light about 12 to 16 hours a day on them. It fools my aloe and mint into blooming all the time.


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tkhooper #70347 Jun 19th, 2007 at 11:01 AM
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The Candy Cane Zinnia have budded I'm so excited to see what they end up looking like.

The dwarf Red Zinnias don't have buds yet but I imagine they won't be to far behind the other ones. I'm excited.


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TK It has been raining day and night here~ SO for three + days I haven't been in the 'Swamp' that my back yard has come to be!! I could finally get out there today And what did I find??? A candystriped Zinna IT came from a pack of candy striped mix, IT doesn't look really good Right now ( No telling how long ago it bloomed. But I had earlier posted that I had planted seeds and wanted you to see it had bloomed!!!! YAYYYY Hopefully I'll get more!!!!

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Thankyou so much for the picture. That looks like a single bloom. I wonder if they all are or if there are double blooms as well.


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That is sooo pretty. I love flowers that are shaped like that.. like Daisies!!!

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Thanks Pink!!
Tk On the package it showed dble petaled Sooo I don't know what happened with this one!


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