The commercial zinnia 'Peppermint Stick' isn't very true to its name, having as many red-striped golden yellows (and unstriped white and yellow variations) as it does namesake red-striped whites. Those red-gold doubles are a tempting item for isolation, but I suspect that there is considerable genetic instability in that bicolor form. This is the first generation grown from some beautiful, tall, doubled, red-striped golden "fireball" mothers. As expected the colors broke into a range of expressions including the fireball phenotype, but also solid golds, solid reds, red-wedge weirdos, and a few "peppermints" and whites. Mark commented that it was as beautiful as a zinnia patch could hope to be--tall, doubled, long stemmed, upright, with healthy foliage. I took that as endorsement that a 'Fireball Mix' would be a good cutting zinnia for those bored by monochrome plantings. Farm Original Variety! OSSI (Open Source Seed Initiative) Pledged Variety.
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Scientific Name: Zinnia spp.
Seed Count Information:
- Seeds Per Packet: 50
- Seeds Per Gram: 82-185