Zinnia 'Meteor' is as amazing as its name suggests. The yellow disc flowers in the center of the bloom shoot out like meteors against the backdrop of the dark maroon and red ray flowers. This zinnia will attract monarchs, swallowtails, and other local butterflies and pollinators.
- Latin name: Zinnia elegans 'Meteor'
- Quantity of seeds per packet: 50
- Butterfly nectar plant
- Flowers are shades of maroon and red
- Summer annual
- 30”- 40” tall
- Full sun
- Blooms from June until first frost
- Can be grown in USDA zones 3 - 11
Growing Instructions: Start Zinnia seeds outdoors in the spring after the danger of nighttime freezing has past. Pick a location with full sun and prepare soil for good drainage, if needed. Plant seeds 1/4" deep and 24” apart, using 3 seeds per hole. Keep the soil evenly moist until the seeds germinate in 8 - 10 days. Once the seedlings reach 2", thin out so you have individual plants spaced 24” apart. Water regularly allowing the soil to go nearly dry between each watering. Fertilize monthly in the summer with a general purpose fertilizer. Deadhead regularly for continuous summer and fall blooms. To get a head start, seeds can be planted indoors in the late winter. Transplant outdoors after the danger of nighttime freezing has past.