Zinnia Seeds - Redman Super Cactus
- Seed Count: 10 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 70-90 days from planting
- Plant Type: Annual Flower
- Blossom Characteristics: Vibrant, cactus-flower-like blooms
- Plant Height: 30-36 inches
- Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
- Ideal Conditions: Full sun, well-drained soil
- Special Features: Attracts butterflies and bees, excellent for cut flowers
History: Redman Super Cactus Zinnia is part of the rich history of zinnia varieties that have captivated gardeners for centuries. Originating from Mexico and Central America, zinnias have been bred to create an array of forms and colors. The 'Redman Super Cactus' variety stands out with its unique cactus-like bloom structure, making it a recent favorite among both casual and serious flower enthusiasts.
Uses: These zinnias are not just visually striking; their vibrant, large, cactus-flower-like blooms make them perfect for adding a pop of color to gardens. They are also highly sought after for bouquets and floral arrangements, thanks to their unique petal formation and long vase life. Moreover, they attract pollinators like butterflies and bees, making them an excellent choice for eco-friendly gardens.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Redman Super Cactus Zinnias are sun-loving plants that thrive in well-drained soil. To plant, sow seeds directly into the garden after the last frost date, or start indoors for earlier blooms. Plant seeds about a quarter inch deep, spacing them about 12 inches apart to allow for their bushy growth. These plants need full sun exposure and regular watering, especially during dry periods, to maintain their vibrant blooms. Deadheading spent flowers will encourage continuous blooming throughout the season. As robust and disease-resistant varieties, these zinnias are suitable for gardeners of all experience levels, promising a showy and colorful display in summer gardens.