Planting two different height zinnias in same pot?

by Loni
I want to use the profusion zinnia that is about 12 inches tall for border and plant the giant zinnias in the center, do I plant them at the same time or need to vary?
  7 answers
  • Loni Loni on Mar 15, 2015
    These would be in the same big pot.
  • Gretchen Gretchen on Mar 16, 2015
    You would plant them at the same time, if that is convenient for you. It is the genetics of that variety that determine the height, not the planting time.
  • Blu99 Blu99 on Mar 16, 2015
    I agree with Gretchen! Yes plant them at the same time. It will be beautiful!!!
  • Linda Curington Ballard Linda Curington Ballard on Mar 16, 2015
    Mix in some long acting fertilizer {like osmocote} with the soil before planting. Those zinnias will bloom for you for months.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Mar 16, 2015
    Gretchen is exactly right.
  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Mar 16, 2015
    Great idea go for it. You do not need anyone's approval for creativity in the garden of all places. In your garden lays the most easy going laid back non-critical objects you ever work with. Why? Plants do not complain, they don't criticize they just loved the dirt and water you provide. If after a week or so you do not like what is growing or how it's growing simply re-pot replant elsewhere. However; since you did ask and that's why we're all here I would recommend planting them at the same time. For a zinnia is a zinnia it's the genetics of the seed that determine, the true height. Opps saw looked up and saw Douglas mention Gretchen is right only then to look up and see we all three agree so there you go. Good luck and come back with any question for I personally never heard a bad question in my life.
  • Loni Loni on Mar 17, 2015
    ok, I will plant at the same time, still to early here the almanac said safe in zone 5 after April 10. I loved them last year, they bloomed all summer and I had cut flowers all season for my house! Thank you everyone for your suggestions!