Planting A Zowie Yellow Flame Zinnia IB2DWs - June 2024

Day three of Zinnia-mania IB2DWs.  Yesterday, I posted the details of some common orange Zinnias that I planted as bedding plants.  A day earlier, I planted a larger, further-along Uproar Rose Zinnia from the nursery.   I have been trying to push myself past the discomfort around flowers and this new Zinnia from The Growing Place certainly is there: out of my comfort zone.  

As I walked around the nursery, this Zinnia jumped off the bench.  Zowie Yellow Flame Zinnia.  See below for the sign.  It reads: "This stunning cultivar will stand out in any setting with its 3' - 4' bicolor blooms of golden yellow and magenta orange."  

Zowie Yellow Flame Zinnia

This was the MOST expensive Zinnia that I have bought, but it was a 6.5" nursery pot:

And, that meant that I really bought TWO zinnias.  After having them sit on the driveway for a couple of days, I noticed the foliage was drooping.  That evening - after work - I dug them in to the conifer garden.  Below you can see the immediate look - wilting foliage but lots of blooms already:

Zowie Yellow Flame Zinnia - wilting foliage

The photo below gives a little bit more context - it shows the Dusty Millers the other Baby Blue Spruce and the sidewalk - these are closer to the sidewalk than any other Zinnias. 

Zowie Yellow Flame Zinnia - wilting foliage

Below is a closer look at these right when they were planted:

Of course, I watered them in heavily.  And the next day, I cut all the blooms off the top to give the plant a little break.  Below is what it looked like 24 hours later - recovered from the transplant/drought conditions on the driveway:

Zowie Yellow Flame Zinnia - pinching blooms

Next up will be a look at the seed sowing of zinnias in the sideyard. 


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