Asked by: Fritz Kabashkinhome and garden landscaping
How do you harvest zinnia flowers?
Last Updated: 13th April, 2020
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Keeping this in view, can you save zinnia seeds from cut flowers?
Saving Zinnia Seeds Simply clip off a dried flower head from each color that you want to save. Pull the flower apart and remove the seeds inside or simply put the whole blossom full of seeds into an envelope. Seal and identify the flower color. Keep the seeds in a cool, dry place until it is time to plant next year.
Similarly, when should you pick zinnias? Zinnias need to be picked when they are fully ripe, otherwise they won't last in the vase. To tell whether a zinnia is ready to harvest, use the “wiggle test.” Simply grab the stem about 8 inches (20 cm) down from the flower head and gently shake it. If the stem is droopy or bends, it is not ready to cut.
Similarly, what part of the zinnia flower is the seed?
Speaking of the seeds, zinnia seeds can be difficult to see. If you look at the seedhead you've taken apart, you'll see dried petals. At the base of those petals is an arrow-shaped base; these are the seeds.
How long do Zinnias flower?
60 to 70 days