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Do you cut back zinnias in the fall?
Last Updated: 11th January, 2020
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Also asked, should you cut back zinnias?
Prune zinnia stems and blooms frequently to encourage thicker growth. Allow the plant to grow several inches before pruning. Prune back the stems using floral pruning shears. Plants purchased full size from a garden center should be trimmed back to about one-third of their height.
Subsequently, question is, where do you cut zinnia flowers off? Cut zinnia stems at an angle just above a bud joint. Zinnias are typically long-lasting in a vase—strip the stems of all but the most visible leaves before setting them in water.
Also asked, do zinnias bloom again after cutting?
Zinnias bloom more profusely once cut back.
Do zinnias bloom more than once?
Zinnias are annuals, so they'll grow for one season and produce seeds, but the original plant will not come back in subsequent years. Double-flowered zinnias have numerous rows of petals and their centers are not visible.