Frost On Flower - Knowledgebase Question

Jasonville, IN
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Question by csh1947
April 17, 2001
Hi, we had a early warm spring so yes, I planted some annuals zinnia and maragold early now I have frost and most of my early seedlings have been frost bite. My ? is will the seedlings recover from the frost damage or will I have to replant them all? Thanks, constance

Answer from NGA
April 17, 2001
Unfortunately, to some extent it depends on how severely they were frozen, marigolds are far more frost tolerant than zinnias. It is also partly a function of soil temperature as well. Again, marigolds will tolerate cooler soil than zinnias prefer. The plant may simply stall for a little while or they may be stunted as a result. The only way to tell is to wait and see what happens.

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