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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Aug 13, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Zinnia 'Queeny Lime with Blotch'

The whole Queeny series are just lovely!

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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Aug 13, 2019 6:32 PM CST
Dang, that is cute--and a nice banner too Smiling
I didn't even know there was a 'Queeny' series--I'll have to check it out
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 13, 2019 8:43 PM CST
Great banner Casey!
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 13, 2019 8:53 PM CST
Love the banner, Casey. I'll be searching for it as well.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Aug 13, 2019 9:29 PM CST
Gorgeous banner Casey!
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 13, 2019 11:34 PM CST
Beautiful banner Casey. I've not grown that particular zinnia before. Have you noticed the goldfinches eating the flower petals of your zinnias, yet? They do here and I'm happy to share my zinnias with them. Lovey dubby Thumbs up
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Aug 14, 2019 4:58 AM CST
Very nice banner, Casey! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Carla
Buckeye, AZ (Zone 9a)
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cocoajuno
Aug 14, 2019 5:37 AM CST
What a wonderful banner, such a cheery site to awake to! Great flower and photographer! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Aug 14, 2019 6:48 AM CST
We are a zinnia "family" and would never miss a summer without them in the gardens. Now that I know there is a "queeny" series we will be sure to look for some next year. They are tempting with that pink center and the creamy yellow petals which makes a very nice banner. Well done Casey. Thumbs up
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 14, 2019 7:35 AM CST
I found some here:
https://www.johnnyseeds.com/fl...
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 14, 2019 7:41 AM CST
Oh, that's nice, Casey!
Really like the soft focus & colors. Thumbs up

"Ahem, ahem".....the whole image? Whistling
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Aug 14, 2019 8:27 AM CST
pirl said:I found some here:
https://www.johnnyseeds.com/fl...

Thanks pirl; they are nice. Thumbs up

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 14, 2019 9:53 AM CST
Love the color of that zinnia!
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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Aug 14, 2019 1:16 PM CST
Ah, thank you so much everyone!!

I purchased:

Queen Lime Blush from Floret Flowers:
https://shop.floretflowers.com...

Queen Lime with Blotch and Queen Lime Green from Swallowtail Gardens:
https://www.swallowtailgardens...

Queeny Red Lime and Queeny Orange Lime from Select Seeds:
https://www.selectseeds.com/Se...

They blend together so well and are massive flower producers. I bought a bunch of dahlias too, but really love the zinnias this year. Definitely recommend! Thumbs up

Here are most of the varieties I purchased. Have a few single chartreuse and a single "red" (actually pink) too.

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I will send a proper Thank You! to all this evening!!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 14, 2019 2:06 PM CST
Casey,
thanks for the links & pics! Smiling
Going ga-ga over these zinnies!
https://www.swallowtailgardens...
https://www.swallowtailgardens...
Looks like it's not too late to sow some seeds.
Getting some asap. Thumbs up

ps- still hope you'll post the whole image of the banner. Smiling

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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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Aug 14, 2019 5:06 PM CST
Thank you so much @dirtdorphins, @crawgarden, @pirl, @iciris, @Marilyn, @GaNinFl, @cocoajuno, @TBGDN, @EscondidoCal, and @Lestv for the lovely comments!

Thank you @Baja_Costero, @dirtdorphins, @pirl, @iciris, @Marilyn, @GaNinFl, @TBGDN, @EscondidoCal, @Lestv, @Fleur569, @gardenglory, @greene, @IrisLilli, @JHeirloomSeeds, @krobra, @lovemyhouse, @pardalinum, @poisondartfrog, @vic, @Whitebeard and @wildflowers for the thumbs up!

And a special thank you to @dirtdorphins, @greene, @iciris, @JHeirloomSeeds, @krobra, @Marilyn, and @EscondidoCal for the acorns!!!

Dirt, Arlene, Marilyn, Leon - I just adore these, and hopefully you will too if you add them to your gardens. Quite a few vendors sell them now. I believe Red Lime came out first and always sold out before I had a chance to order. I am glad I waited. They really do look lovely together. Lovey dubby

This one is Queen Lime with Blotch. I've also seen it sold by another seller as Raspberry Limeade. (If it's not the same one it's really close!)

Marilyn - I haven't noticed the goldfinches eating them yet, but they have been dining on the verbena bonariensis which is planted throughout the bed. I was deadheading in the beginning to keep them flowering, but will start to backoff so I can collect seeds for next year. Smiling

Thank you Leslie, me too. Big Grin

Cal - here ya go!

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 14, 2019 5:29 PM CST
Thanks for posting the whole image, Thumbs up Casey! Thumbs up

I ordered a bunch from SwallowTail Garden Seeds....what a great seed source! Smiling
https://www.swallowtailgardens...

Sometimes my zinnies grow great, other times they start strong, then the top wilts. Crying
But going to try for a late summer bloom with this new batch. Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!



Learn & create something every day.

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 14, 2019 9:28 PM CST
@greenappleagnes Casey,

Thank you for posting the beautiful full size pic, the other beautiful pic (of 8 pics), the links and the variety names.

Goldfinches eat the dried cones of the coneflowers also, so if you grow those, leave them for them or at least some of them. Thumbs up
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 14, 2019 9:47 PM CST
re: goldfinches........love to shred our sunflower leaves. Rolling my eyes.
Learn & create something every day.

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Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Aug 15, 2019 5:46 AM CST
Cal, I planted Benary's Giant Lime and Green Envy for years without success, but these germinated and the plants are strong. I started the seeds indoors. All had great germination rates except one, though I can't recall which one. (Only 2 of 6 germinated.) The rest either all 6 or 5 of 6 germinated.

This was the first year ordering from Swallowtail. They do have some great varieties. I also ordered quite a few pansies from them and another vendor. First time attempting pansies from seed. Crossing Fingers!

Marilyn, your welcome! And thank you for the acorns!! I haven't been as good about deadheading the Echinacea, so there's is quite a buffet waiting for them! Or maybe they've found those already? Big Grin

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