Zinnia – Sweet Tooth Candy Cane
Great in landscapes and containers.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 200 - 300
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 70 - 85° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 70 - 75° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Fall Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot :
7-9" Pot :
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Foliar sprays of B-Nine at 3,500 ppm applied 2 to 3 times are beneficial. First application can be done 1 week after transplant, followed by a second application 1 week later. If necessary, a third application can be done 10 to 14 days later to hold the crop. If the crop is targeted to finish in late Spring or early Summer during
warmer growing temperatures, try using a foliar spray of B-Nine at 5,000 ppm instead of 3,500 ppm.
Pest and Disease Management
Avoid moisture/humidity condensation in the greenhouse, as this can cause Botrytis. Also incorporate a preventative fungicide program for Powdery Mildew.