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Zinnia, Raspberry Lemonade Mix

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Vibrant mix for easy, summer-long blooms.

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This Zinnia marylandica mix comes with superior disease and drought tolerance. (Zinnia marylandica is a cross between Z. angustifolia and Z. violaceadeveloped at the University of Maryland in the 1980s.) This vibrant mix includes coral, yellow and starlight rose and is an excellent easy care choice for long summer color.
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Product properties

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12-18 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-18 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Growth Habit The genetic tendency of a plant to grow in a certain shape, such as vining or bush like.

Bush

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Zinnia may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden after frost, or from potted plants.

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Sow indoors 5-7 weeks before outdoor planting date in spring using a seed starting kit
  • Sow seeds ¼  inch deep in seed starting formula
  • Keep the soil moist at 70-75 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-10 days
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Thin to one seedling per cell when they have two sets of leaves.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Transplant hardened-off seedlings to the garden after the frost.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning.  This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

  • Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun after all danger of frost.
  • Prepare the soil by removing weeds and working organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth. 
  • Most plants respond well to soils amended with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time. If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to breakdown into compost. After the growing season, a soil test will indicate what soil amendments are needed for the following season.
  • Sow seeds evenly 12 inches apart and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.
  • Firm soil lightly with your hand, water and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings will emerge in 7-10 days.
  • Thin seedlings to stand 18-24 inches apart, depending on the variety, when they are about 1-2 inches tall.

Planting in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Most plants respond well to soils amended with organic matter. Compost is a wonderful form of organic matter with a good balance of nutrients and an ideal pH level, it can be added to your planting area at any time. If compost is not available, top dress the soil after planting with 1-2 inches of organic mulch, which will begin to breakdown into compost. After the growing season, a soil test will indicate what soil amendments are needed for the following season.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand leaving a slight depression around the plant to hold water.
  • Water thoroughly, so that a puddle forms in the saucer you have created. This settles the plants in, drives out air pockets and results in good root-to-soil contact.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker. 
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For annuals an organic mulch of shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It's best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary. Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer such as Flower-tone, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • Pinch young plants to encourage branching unless you are growing them exclusively for cut flowers and want long stems.
  • Remove spent flower heads to keep plants flowering until fall. Zinnias make terrific cut flowers, and cutting the flowers encourages new blooms.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Remove plants after they are killed by frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.
  • Plant zinnias in mixed plantings with other summer-blooming annuals, or place small groups of zinnias among perennials. They are at home in cottage and children’s gardens, and they are often grown in cutting gardens.
  • Shorter zinnia varieties are ideal for containers. Take care not to overcrowd them or the flowers may be significantly smaller than they should be and the plants may be taller. Always use a commercial potting mix, do not use garden soil, and make sure the containers have adequate drainage. Container grown plants will require extra water and fertilizer, look for signs of wilt or a nutrient deficiency.
  • Cut stems before the flower is open for cut flowers.
  • Zinnias attract hummingbirds, butterflies and beneficial insects.
Sun
Full Sun
Height
12-18 inches
Spread
12-18 inches
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Container, Cut Flowers
Life Cycle
Annual
Growth Habit
Bush
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Flowering
true
Bloom Duration
12
Zinnia, Raspberry Lemonade Mix is rated 3.9524 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE, love this little flower! I bought the seed 3 years ago and my flowers bloomed until frost! I now have a flat of plants that I planted in March...can't wait to get them in the flower bed! The colors are so vibrant! It's fun to see which plant is a different color!!
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy seeder, long bloomer These colors are true to the photo, I love this mix! Worked great in the walkway garden borders at our old home.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My FAVORITE flowers! I look forward to theses flowers every year! They are beautiful and so worth buying and planting every year. They flower all summer long and get large and bushy quickly without much work. Thank you Burpee! I highly recommend these flowers.
Date published: 2015-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colorful Zinnia I loved the raspberry lemonade mix. Very busy plants with lots of colorful flowers. Long lasting.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this mix I love this mix, have purchased it for the past 3 years--never had any trouble,and always bright, vibrent blooms. I direct sow into the ground, in full sun, and they have always been very happy!
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like this variety of Zinnia These zinnias are great bloom producers, if give enough light and plentiful, frequent fertilizer. I mixed these with petunias and they give nice night and shape variety.
Date published: 2013-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing growth and color Last year, I purchased Raspberry Lemonade zinna seeds, which never grew strong enough to transplant to garden; believing the fault was mine and still loving that vibrant image of bright yellow and fuschia blossoms, I decided this year to buy the plants from Burpee--choosing against thriving bright zinnias at my local greenhouse because I thought that somehow Burpee's zinnias (look at the photo!) would flourish all the more. Not only did these plants take approximately six weeks to bloom (all the other vegetables and flowers in my garden were taking off by comparison) but also are their blooms--however rare and sparse they might be--a diluted washed-out disappointing medley that literally and figuratively pales in comparison with the marketed image. Of the twelve plants that Burpee sent to me (all without blossom upon arrival, understandably), only two were yellow, one pink (both these colors, very pale and watercolor-like--hardly "lemonade" or "raspberry"), and all the others white. In past years, I've planted store-bought zinnias in the very same locations/pots as the places where I've planted this year's Burpee zinnias, and so it's not a matter of sun or soil. In any case, I've learned not to imagine the Burpee grass/flowers as greener, and I'll not make this mistake ever again.
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So Far O.K. Sowed these in seed starter mix with great germination. When moved to the garden, instantly wilted and attacked by insects, needed to be babied for about a week. Doing very well now, but I expect leaf probs due to the humidity in Florida. I should plant Zinnia as a fall flower instead of Spring...But my favorite annual to cut...
Date published: 2013-05-10
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