Persian Carpet, also called Mexican zinnia or narrow-leaved zinnia, is a reliable choice for beds, borders, and containers. With bicolored single and double flowers in gold, burgundy, cream, red, and orange, it will bloom throughout hot, dry summer weather until first frost. It has smaller, narrower leaves and a more bushy, compact habit than common zinnia (Z. elegans). Plants grow up to 12″-16″ tall and 12″ wide and produces flowers that bloom summer to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Attracts pollinators and is deer resistant.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date.
Indoors: Sow 4-6 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Zinnias do not benefit from being sown early; wait for warmer weather.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.