Candy Cane zinnia from last year's seed

schoolhouse_gwSeptember 11, 2011

Not sure if you remember, but I complained two years in a row that blooms from packs of Candy Cane (red/white striped) zinnias did not fulfill. Last year I got mostly solid reds. I saved seed last Fall, labeled it "Red Zinnia", planted them this late Spring. Here's the results. Unusual, but pretty. The photos are a bit blurry.

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crackingtheconcrete(7a)

OOOOh, !!! Schoolhouse, honestly, I really like that! It looks like it belongs in the MOMA and I love the solid splotch :)

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 1:08PM
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sweetannie4u(midOK_z6b/7a)

How unique!
Gorgeous!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 4:05PM
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gardenweed_z6a

Love it!! Looks gorgeously bizarre! Did you get many comments on it? I hope someday I'll find the time to grow annuals.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 6:29PM
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ghoghunter

They are soo cute! I love Zinnia's of all kinds and always try to have some every summer. The goldfinches love the seeds too so they are great even when the flowers fade.
Joann

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 7:48AM
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Nancy zone 6

I was wondering how seeds from the candy canes would do. I planted seeds this spring, some blooms were good, others were just orange zinnias. I'll save some seeds & see what happens.

    Bookmark   September 12, 2011 at 7:51AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

That's one rockin cool flower! Wow!!! It it just one plant doing that? It looks like there are 2 plain "white" flowers in the top pic also.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2011 at 4:57PM
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