Zinnia 'Forecast'

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Cream
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Powdery Mildew
Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 65ºF - 70ºF
Days to germinate: 5 to 14 days
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow, lightly covering with a thin layer of soil


Ice Cube Poppies (Growing Poppies in Warm-Spring Areas)Ice Cube Poppies (Growing Poppies in Warm-Spring Areas)
June 6, 2017

Annual poppies, such as Shirley poppies and breadseed poppies, are fleeting and ephemeral bloomers. Compared to other annuals, the flowers last only a short while, but in that relatively short time period, their beauty can and will steal your heart forever. This article offers hope to those who live in areas with warm and humid springs (such as the American Southeast) and who want to grow annual poppy varieties, such as the Shirley poppy or breadseed poppy.

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Posted by gardenfish (Arkansas - Zone 7b) on Aug 12, 2019 9:31 AM

I tried a new zinnia elegans this year, the varietal name was "Forecast". It produced a pleasing mix of single flowers in pastels and brights, all complementary colors. All of a sudden, a dahlia style flower in an unusual color of faded rose popped up! I do not know if this was a mistake by Burpee or a throwback. For anyone growing zinnias, I highly recommend this variety; strong, sturdy stems, minimal need for staking, and so far, no powdery mildew!

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Zinnia seedlings and a cold snap. by Henhank556 Jun 5, 2019 9:02 PM 1
The dirt has never dried once this year. by CrazedHoosier May 27, 2019 3:54 PM 19
2019 Vegetable Gardening by Newyorkrita Aug 20, 2019 8:54 PM 1,049
108 degrees forecasted and I will be gone by MindiHammerstone Jun 23, 2018 11:19 PM 30
Newbie, south Alabama by Intheswamp Apr 7, 2019 11:04 AM 1,438
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