time to plant zinnia seeds

Asked May 1, 2019, 12:11 PM EDT

When is the optimum time to plant zinnia seeds in south Eugene? I have morning shade in most places but south and west sun all afternoon and evening. Do I have to buy a soil thermometer? I haven't noticed flower seed planting times on your website.

Lane County Oregon zinnias

3 Responses

Zinnias are a warm season flower, so we sow them in our area in May. For transplanting we cycle them with the tomatoes. On the valley floor, now is good. In colder rural or mountain areas probably good to wait a week. One of my favorite flowers, I might add.

Thanks! A direct answer and quick. I'll plant them soon.