Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince'

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Buy Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince' zinnia: Easy to mix in the border or vase

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: tender annual (will die after flowering)

    Florists love the flowers, which appear in abundance, of this easy to grow annual. That’s because they last well in the vase and their rich pinkish purple colouring mixes well with a wide range of other tones. A taller than average cultivar, the blooms are also attractive to pollinators.

  • Garden care:For early flowers, sow under glass in early spring. Fill a seed tray or pot with good quality compost and space the seeds at 2.5cm intervals and just cover with a sprinkling of compost. Water moderately and when the seedlings are large enough to handle pot on and harden off before planting outside. Alternatively sow thinly outside in a sunny bed after all risk of frost has passed. Thin to 25cm as they grow on. Sowing several batches with a couple of weeks in between each will ensure the flowering period stretches from early summer to the first frosts.

  • Sow: March to June

  • Flowering: June-September

  • Approximate quantity: 100 seeds.

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Unusual flowering


Planted seed directly into soil and did not move seedlings. A surprisingly beautiful flower. The flowers and flowering period last a long time. Still plenty of flowers and it is nearing the end of September. It starts as a single flower then changes to a double yet still open flower. I choose open flowers for the hover flies, bees, butterflies and moths. Looks strong and healthy and recovered from a slight slug attack earlier on. I leave slugs and snails as the blackbirds and hedgehogs and other life eat them but I did put some small woodchips around the plants.





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