Propagation Methods: From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting: Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Plants bloomed for six months with NO MILDEW until November. By then, each plant was a small bush of 18" x 18". Flower color/pattern varies but all blend together to make a nice ensemble. Seeds are available from Park's, Stokes', and Thompson and Morgan. A great cut flower to pair with blue cornflowers (centaurea cyanis).
On Oct 14, 2008, CurtisJones from Longmont, CO wrote:
From your friends at Botanical Interests, inc.: At 12"-18" tall, Persian Carpet Zinnias are smaller and more compact than common Zinnias and have narrower leaves. The 1"-2" wide blooms are a fiesta of bi-colored single and double flowers in hot spicy colors of gold, purple, red, chocolate, white, and orange. They are very heat and drought tolerant, make delightful cut flowers, and attract butterflies. Enjoy them in containers, beds, and borders until the first fall frost.
On Jun 1, 2007, crashbandiscoot from Springfield, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:
Very fun and easy to grow, just direct sow, or can be started early.It transplants easily. Lots and lots of flowers,for a very long growing season. Also a lot more mildew resistance than other zinnia varieties, almost none.