Zinnias / Skinny Flower Bed

karoni(6b/7a)May 8, 2012

I am a novice gardener and am looking for some advice. I have a very skinny flower bed next to my sidewalk. It is one foot wide by thirteen feet long. It gets lots of sun. I'd like to plant zinnias there this May and I'd like them to be prolific--really take up the whole bed--as opposed to being planted with lots of space between them. How many zinnias would you buy and how far apart (or close) would you plant them?

Thanks for any replies.

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Larry Kahn(7b)

Do seeds; that would be a lot cheaper. You can sow them directly in the soil at this point. Get the compact, bushy plants and figure on spacing 6 inches apart if you really want them packed in.


    Bookmark   May 8, 2012 at 3:35PM
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I have mine planted about 10" apart and it looks nice and full without being overcrowded... yet.


    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 7:10AM
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