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Zinnia seed

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by noisette47, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. noisette47

    noisette47 Total Gardener

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    I grew Zinnias for the first time this year. T&M's Z.elegans 'Queen Lime'. Very impressed, they withstood heat and drought and have been flowering non-stop since April. Just wondered if anyone who has grown them before has saved seed. Is it viable? Does it come fairly true? There was some variation in the flowers anyway, but do they revert? Thanks for any advice :)
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I grow zinnias, but never bothered saving seed.It's Actually fairly cheap;):biggrin:
    They kind of go into suspended animation when they get dry.

    Not sure if it comes true, but I'm not going to take the risk:biggrin:
     
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    Well I've harvested about 20 heads, shredded them and chucked them around. HH annuals self-sow here, usually, so they can fight it out with the petunias, ricinus, morning glories and verbenas :biggrin: I'd rather a tangle of them than annual grass and portulacca!
     
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    Didn't bother this year with zinnia the slugs usually make a meal of them, I dont know if they come true but they may do if that's the only variety you grow
     
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