How to grow Zinnia persian carpet

Zinnia Persian carpet grow and care – shrub‎ or subshrub of the genus Zinnia also known as Persian Zinnia, Zinnia persian carpet perennial evergreen or annual used as ornamental cut flower attract pollinator’s plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 3+.

Leaves color green in elliptic to linear shape.

Zinnia Persian carpet flower

Flower color can be: red, pink, orange, purple, white or yellow can be more than one color flowers are double flower.

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How to grow Zinnia Persian carpet growing and care:

Rich soil, organic matter

How to care:
Fertilize at least one time, put mulch to keep the soil moist, cut deadhead

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction – start by cutting for stems put the stem, better peat soil but possible other soil like potting mix, take care to have moist soil and high humidity, better to start in the winter indoor or in greenhouse and take it out in the spring

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
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Planting season:
Spring after last frost to summer in hardiness zone 3-10a, autumn to spring in hardiness zone 10b-11a, all year in hardiness zone 11b+

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, thrips

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
Dead leaves and dead flowers, better to prune before the flower die and even to use it as cut flower, than the plant will have new flowers

Size of the plant:
30-90 cm (12-36 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun, possible little less sun, but it will affect the amount of flowers

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No, but possible on the window with direct sun

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with container that bigger than the plant at least 200%, use potting mix or peat soil with perlite and mix it with hummus and organic matter, use chopped mulch to keep the soil moist, let the bottom of the pot fill in water but dry in the same day, drainage of the soil is important and need to make enough holes.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / in hot climate can bloom also in the autumn-winter

General information about the flower
Red, pink, orange, purple, white or yellow can be more than one color flowers are double flower

How to grow Zinnia Persian carpet from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Temperature 20C-26C (68-80) better 25C

Saving seeds and care until sowing:
Dry and dark place in room temperature

Sowing season:
Spring after last frost to summer in hardiness zone 3-10a (better to sow it indoor in the end of the winter), autumn to spring in hardiness zone 10b-11a, all year in hardiness zone 11b+

Planting spacing:
15*20cm (6*8 inches)

Depth of Sowing:
0.5-1cm, 0.25-0.5 inches

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Germination time:
1-3 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, full sun, better above 20C (68F)

Scientific name:

Zinnia

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