Annuals forum: How deep a pot do I need for lilliput zinnias?

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 26, 2017 2:05 PM CST
I'd like to have a pot of lilliput zinnias on the table on my front porch. Any suggestions on how deep a pot they'd need? I have a pot I'd love to use, but I'm afraid it's too shallow (only about 5" deep).
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Name: Meri Taylor
SD (Zone 4b)
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mnmat
Feb 26, 2017 6:36 PM CST
Hi Woofie

Lilliputs can get to 24" tall which seems tall for a table top. Especially in a 5" pot. Is it a clay pot? I'd be afraid they'd be top heavy and tip over. How many plants were you going to put in the pot? Whats the pot diameter?

Zinnias aren't deep rooted but still, it wouldn't give the roots much room in a 5" pot. Specially with more than 1 plant. I think I'd go 7 or 8" minimum mostly to balance the height.

How about a shorter variety? Magellan gets 14" and Zahara 12"

A pot of Zinnias sure would brighten up your porch!

Google "pics of zinnias in pots". You'll get a ton of ideas!

Meri
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 26, 2017 10:30 PM CST
It's a wide, shallow pot, 12 inches across and about 5 inches deep. Hmmm, I might still have a few Zahara seeds. Darn, I didn't think the lilliputs got that tall. Oh well, guess that one may end up with petunias instead.
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Name: Jai or Jack
WV (Zone 6b)
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Jai_Ganesha
Feb 28, 2017 7:04 AM CST
Thumbelina zinnias reach 8" tall at their maximum. Most are 6-7" tall.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 28, 2017 8:58 AM CST
I'll have to keep an eye out for those. They sound perfect. Smiling
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