Persian Carpets Zinnia
- Annual plants grow to 24-28 inches tall
- Resists mildew
- Semi-double flowers in shades of brown, gold, cream and orange
- Great for cut flowers and ornamental plantings
(Zinnia x haageana) Listed by many companies earlier this century as Mexican Hybrids. Beautiful semi-double flowers with mahogany, orange, gold, cream, and many bicolored blossoms. Very good for cutting. Resists mildew. AAS winner in 1952. Annual, 24-28" tall.
Learn to Grow Persian Carpets Zinnia
Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
Germination: 5-24 Days
Thin: 10-12" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Zinnias prefer well-drained average soil. Water regularly, keeping leaves dry. Remove spent blossoms frequently to prolong blooming.
Ratings & Reviews
Nice small zinnias
These are small accent flowers that I like to use in vases with my larger zinnias. Easy to grow from seed.
So easy to grow, come back every year
These are very, very easy for us to grow in our clay, Georgia soil. They reseed every year on their own, and we get a mix of colors varying from pale yellows to dark reds, with most having mixes of yellows and oranges. We haven't seen any with purple in our collection.
The pollinators love these. In our area, they open a few weeks earlier than the other variety we grow (Benary's Giant), which does NOT cross-pollinate with these. We're able to save the seeds of each of these independently and grow them true to type each year despite them being all planted together.
The cut flowers on these have excellent vase life, sometimes lasting two weeks with regular water changes. These are excellent for small bouquets and you can find plenty of nice, long, straight stems for long skinny vases.