So many zinnias to choose from! Those seed packet displays at the nursery are so enticing, especially in the chilly days of winter. But I found these seeds especially tempting, with their pretty watercolor designs. I always plant zinnias from seed, and I picked up a few packets of 'Peppermint Stick' and 'Cut and Come Again' last week at the nursery. But I will be choosing more varieties in the weeks ahead and am going to order a few also that I can't find locally. It's fun to look at catalogs online and see the multitude of varieties that available. I can't seem to help myself when it comes to zinnias. Below are some of the zinnias seeds I plant every year~ I always do the 'Cut and Come Again,' they are great for cut flowers and I find they are the most mildew resistant. I also plant the 'Peppermint Stick,' the lime green 'Envy,' and the small 'Profusion' zinnias, which are great to use as borders.
|'Queen Red Lime' zinnia (via Burpee)|
|White 'Profusion' zinnias (via Burpee)|
|'Candy Cane' zinnia (photo via Fine Gardening)|