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dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 3, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9228568

Do State Fair Zinnias come back from seed and look like the parent? My neighbor has beautiful ones, but she said a clerk told her they are semi hybrids and are weak plants from saved seeds. I can save all I want from her's to trade if they do good the from saved seeds. Thanks! Lou

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9238926

you should probably post this on
the annuaks forum ...
Xeramtheum
Summerville, SC
(Zone 8a)

August 13, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9240101

Most F1 hybrids do not look like the parents.
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 13, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9240337

Thanks!
SilkKnoll
Tuskegee, AL
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2012
12:08 AM

Post #9260073

The strength of State Fair Zinnias is in their tetraploidy. They are the only tet zinnias I know of.

Still, even if they are not F1s, they come in multicolor mixes, and, when open pollinated they'll produce their own random color crosses and will tend to revert to common, leggy singles.
dispatcher1
Seymour, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9261489

Thanks so much for all the info. I will order some seeds as I really do want these next year. Lou

deejay9

deejay9
(susie) Hastings, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2012
3:11 PM

Post #9264872

One of my Neighbors Gave me a JAR of the California ZINNIAS So I'm looking forward to planting them this Next spring .

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