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( Button Box Zinnia )
|The cultivar, 'Button Box' has dahlia-like flowers with fully double flowerheads. 1.5inches across. Plants grow 10-12 inches high and wide. Wide range of colors. Outstanding, annual prized for its profuse display of stunning summer flowers. Lance-shaped leaves are narrow to broad, and bright green, to 3inches long. Mixed blooms to 5 inches across, in brilliant shades of pink, yellow, white and peach, with many small petals. Thrives in sunny areas. Ideal for annual for the beginner. A must for the cutting border. Powdery mildew can be a problem in humid areas such as the South. Plants started from seed around the 4th of July seem to have less of a problem. Remove spent flowers to encourage new blooms.
Important Info : A second sowing in mid-summer, ensures continued flowering and often has less powdery mildew problems than earlier sowings.
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