Full blooms and a deep wine hue make ‘Oklahoma Carmine’ a favorite in the zinnia patch. These reliable plants produce large quantities of medium sized flower heads that have long, strong stems and thrive in the heat. The more you harvest, the more they bloom. Zinnias are easy to grow and make a great choice for beginners.
Height: 30-40” Site: full sun Days to maturity: 75-90 days Plant spacing: 9-12” Pinch: when 12” tall
Start indoors 4-6 wks before last frost or outdoors when soil is warm to touch.
Harvesting/Vase Life: Grab the stem about 8” below the flower and gently shake. If the stem is droopy or bends much at all, it is not quite ready to cut. If the stem is stiff and remains erect, it is ready to harvest. Expect a vase life of 7-10 days if flower preservative is used.