A superb blend of attractive double 1-1½in pompon-like flowers in a wide range of bright colors, for borders or containers. 18-20in An outstanding and recommended annual flower. The plants do best with hot, dry weather, but, like all Lilliput. Good soil and water will give bright colored blooms. Lilliput Perfect for the front yard flower border, grow this semi-dwarf variety from Lilliput seeds. Lilliput are hardy plants that will do well in all types of weather. This Lilliput Lilliput mix has shades of pink, yellow, white and red, and these flowers will blossom 6 – 8 weeks after sowing the flower seeds. This shorter growing variety features a wide range of brilliant colors and double 1 inch round pompon-like blooms. Lilliput Lilliput are the perfect size for container plantings or grow them in the front of the flower border. They prefer full sun and well-draining soil.
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Some varieties are widely available in cell/six packs from nurseries (small plants that have not yet flowered are best). Plant disease-resistant varieties in hot and humid summer climates such as the St. Louis area. Set out seedlings and purchased plants after last frost date. Pinch young plants to promote compact, bushy form. Good air circulation helps prevent onset of fungal leaf diseases. Deadhead spent flowers to promote additional bloom and maintain plant appearance.Lilliput are one of the easiest annuals to grow, grow quickly, and bloom heavily. They make a massive burst of colour in your garden.
Lilliput have bright, solitary, daisy-like flower-heads on a single, erect stem. The most common zinnia is “dahlia-flowered” and grows up to three feet. Other types are “cactus-flowered.”
Use in an annual or mixed border. Smaller Lilliput are suitable for edging, window-boxes or other containers. The narrow-leaf zinnia also works well in hanging baskets.
Easy to grow and reliable, Lilliput are bright butterfly magnets that have a long history as favourite flowers of American home gardeners. Indeed, we tend to take these popular flowers for granted, perhaps thinking them too ordinary, stiff or garish or simply not very exciting. I think that once more gardeners are familiar with the diversity of zinnia flower forms, petal shapes, plant heights and the allure of the rainbow colour palette now available, they will share my new excitement about these familiar garden companions.
Common name: zinnia
Color: Red, yellow, orange, pink, rose, lavender, green and white
Bloom time: June to frost
Height: Height: 1.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: Medium
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: Soil type: Any, Sandy, Loamy
Temperature: Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside when spring night temperatures rise above 50 F both day and night.
Fertilizer: Keep warm and moist, fertilize with half strength liquid fertilizer every 10 days.
Harvesting: Lilliput generally take 60 to 70 days from seed to flower (though it depends on conditions).
- Deadhead to prolong flowering.
- Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
- Lilliput will die with the first frost.
Lilliput are certainly among the easiest flowers for anyone, whether just beginning or experienced in gardening, to germinate and grow directly from seed. Their easy culture, heat tolerance and colourful mid to late summer show, blooming hard when other annuals are spent, make them well worth exploring. Lilliput make superb long-stemmed cutting flowers with long-lasting blooms.
Lilliput are one of the easiest annuals to grow, grow quickly, and bloom heavily. They make a massive burst of colour in your garden.
Lilliput seem especially favoured by butterflies, and many gardeners add Lilliput specifically to attract them.
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