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Zinnia elegans Short Stuff Series (Zinnia 'Short Stuff' Mixed)

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Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.25m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.2m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Zinnia elegans Short Stuff Series

Other names: Zinnia 'Short Stuff' Mixed

Genus: Zinnia Zinnia

Variety or Cultivar: Short Stuff Series _ Short Stuff Series are dwarf, compact, clump-forming annuals with green, lance shaped leaves and large, rounded, double blooms in yellow, pink, scarlet, orange or white that bloom in late summer.


Zinnia elegans Short Stuff Series is: Deciduous

Flower: Orange, Pink, Scarlet, White, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Bushy, Upright

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

General care

Pruning: Pinch young stems back to encourage branching unless growing for long-stemmed cut flowers. Deadhead spent flowers frequently to prolong flowering. Zinnias will produce larger (but fewer) flowers if you remove side shoots.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Zinnia elegans Short Stuff Series (Zinnia 'Short Stuff' Mixed) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Rock, Wildflower

Cultivation: Zinnias are easy to grow in well drained, rich loamy soil, in the open with full sun. Sow seeds where the plants are to be grown in spring after the last frost. Zinnias are sensitive to root disturbance, so be especially careful when transplanting.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Zinnia elegans Short Stuff Series

Other names: Zinnia 'Short Stuff' Mixed

Genus: Zinnia Zinnia

Variety or Cultivar: Short Stuff Series _ Short Stuff Series are dwarf, compact, clump-forming annuals with green, lance shaped leaves and large, rounded, double blooms in yellow, pink, scarlet, orange or white that bloom in late summer.


Zinnia elegans Short Stuff Series is: Deciduous

Flower: Orange, Pink, Scarlet, White, Yellow in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Bushy, Upright

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest free.

General care

Pruning: Pinch young stems back to encourage branching unless growing for long-stemmed cut flowers. Deadhead spent flowers frequently to prolong flowering. Zinnias will produce larger (but fewer) flowers if you remove side shoots.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Zinnia elegans Short Stuff Series (Zinnia 'Short Stuff' Mixed) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.2m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Rock, Wildflower

Cultivation: Zinnias are easy to grow in well drained, rich loamy soil, in the open with full sun. Sow seeds where the plants are to be grown in spring after the last frost. Zinnias are sensitive to root disturbance, so be especially careful when transplanting.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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