The 2-2½ in. flowers of Zahara Double Raspberry Ripple zinnia are pink with showy raspberry stripes down the center of each petal. Flower color is variable by conditions-in hot weather the petal edges shade to white, in more moderate weather the petal borders shade to pink or rose.
Disease resistant, 16-20 in. tall plants are easy to grow and bloom heavily all season. In the 2018 S.G.S. test garden, Zahara Double Raspberry Ripple was the highest performing landscape zinnia.
Zahara Double Raspberry Ripple zinnia was a top performer in the Field Trials of Penn State University, Louisiana State University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Growing Zahara Double Raspberry Ripple Zinnia Seeds
Sow zinnia seeds indoors: 4 to 7 weeks prior to your last spring frost in cell packs or flats, press into soil and lightly cover. Kept at 75°F., seedlings emerge in 3 to 10 days.
Sow zinnias seeds outdoors: in spring after all danger of frost into prepared beds in ¼ in. deep furrows, 4 to 6 seeds per foot. Cover and keep soil surface moist. Thin seedlings to 9 to 24 in. apart depending on the type of zinnia grown. Zinnia plants started from seed in midsummer put on an impressive fall display.
Grow Zinnias: Full sun. Best zinnia performance in rich, well-drained soil with regular water. Easy to grow, plants love the heat, will tolerate drought, and are resistant to deer and rabbits. Bloom is continuous over an extended summer and fall season, and the bright flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies galore!
Zinnias are among the finest of cut flowers, and mix well with other traditional flowers in a homegrown arrangement. Typical vase life is 7 days, which can be extended further with the use of flower preservatives.
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