Annuals forum: Zesty Zinnias

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Mar 19, 2010 9:15 AM CST
I got some great varieties in a seed exchange and also bought a collection from Lindenberg's Seeds (CDN Supplier). Zinnias are awesome to start from seed. Most germinated within 24 hours.

I started some indoors for an early start and will winter sow some more. Here's my varieties for 2010

Zowie Yellow Flame
Zahara Starlight Rose
Persian Carpet
Giants of California
Dahlia Fower Mix
Lilliput Mix
Cupid mix
Dark Jewels
Cut & Come again
Cactus
Pumilia Mix
Zig Zag


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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Mar 21, 2010 6:30 AM CST
I love Lilliput & Pulcino
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Mar 21, 2010 7:02 AM CST
I'm trying some zahara starlight rose and the yellow zahara this year, too. I just sowed I think a 4 pack of them under lights a week ago. I'll probably do a couple of jugs of zins outside, too.

Karen
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Mar 21, 2010 7:28 AM CST
think mine are getting started outside this year too.. too lazy this year
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
May 30, 2010 7:55 PM CST
Zahara starlight rose. So far these look nothing like the commercial pictures which had a distinct rose coloring around the center. These barely have a little pink blush. They look white.

And Chris, (Ladygardener), I did finally get a few sweet potato slips to grow, shown here, too.

Karen

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: Canadian Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Roses
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Winter Sowing Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Joannabanana
May 30, 2010 10:35 PM CST
I started about 6 qty of several different varieties. They have grown very tall (top shelf on the left in the picture). Hopefully I can put them in the ground this week. The weather is supposed to improve. Today the sun finally poked thru the clouds

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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jun 19, 2010 5:43 PM CST
My Zahara starlight rose are also blooming; the rose color is barely visible. It's really more a thin line of pale pink on each petal. Plant seems healthy enough, and they were easy to grow from seed--just rather disappointed they do not have more color.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jun 24, 2010 6:49 PM CST
Here's one of my zahara starlight rose, the rose color barely visible.

Karen

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
Echinacea Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Ohio Region: United States of America Butterflies Hummingbirder
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kqcrna
Jun 24, 2010 6:51 PM CST
From a distance, they just look white.

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Jun 24, 2010 7:02 PM CST
Zaharas in a pot.

Karen

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Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jun 24, 2010 7:28 PM CST
Karen--your containers are beautiful, as always. My Zahara rose look just like yours--almost a plain white-off white color, with barely a touch of pale pink.
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cut Flowers Winter Sowing Charter ATP Member Seed Starter
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kqcrna
Jun 24, 2010 7:41 PM CST
They're OK, seem resistant to PM despite the humid weather lately. They're healthy enough, just not the color they're advertised to be.

Karen
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN (Zone 5a)
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mom2goldens
Jun 24, 2010 8:12 PM CST
So far, I'm only excited about the Zahara yellow. Bought a few plants for my mom and those things are just covered in flowers. She's rarely been so excited about a plant. Perhaps we just need to try a different variety from the Zahara series.

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