Zinnia Seeds - Super Cactus Aztec Orange
- Seed Count: 10 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 70-90 days from planting
- Plant Type: Annual Flower
- Blossom Characteristics: Vivid orange, cactus-like blooms
- Plant Height: 30-36 inches
- Growth Habit: Upright, bushy
- Ideal Conditions: Full sun, well-drained soil
- Special Features: Attracts pollinators, great for cut flower arrangements
History: Super Cactus Aztec Orange Zinnias are part of the diverse family of Zinnia flowers, which originate from Mexico and Central America. Zinnias have been a garden staple for centuries, known for their vibrant colors and variety of forms. The 'Super Cactus Aztec Orange' stands out with its unique, vibrant orange blooms that resemble the spiky appearance of a cactus, making it a relatively recent and exciting addition to the zinnia family.
Uses: These striking zinnias bring a bold splash of orange to gardens and floral arrangements. Their unique cactus-flower-like appearance makes them a focal point in any setting. They are particularly popular in bouquets and decorative vases, where their intense color and interesting form can be fully appreciated. Additionally, these zinnias attract butterflies and bees, contributing to a healthy and vibrant garden ecosystem.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Super Cactus Aztec Orange Zinnias thrive in full sunlight and require well-draining soil to grow successfully. Sow the seeds directly into the garden after the last frost threat has passed, or start them indoors for earlier blooms. Plant the seeds about a quarter-inch deep, spacing them approximately 12 inches apart to accommodate their bushy growth. Regular watering, particularly during dry spells, will help maintain the health and vibrancy of the blooms. Deadheading spent flowers is recommended to encourage continued blooming throughout the growing season. These zinnias are generally robust and resistant to common plant diseases, making them a suitable choice for gardeners of all skill levels.