Do Zinnias Grow In Partial Shade?

How much sun do potted zinnias need?

Keep the zinnias in a sunny location that gets at least four hours of sun daily -- more sun means more flowers -- and water whenever the top inch or two of soil feels dry to the touch. Let the pot drain after watering and never keep it in a water-filled saucer.

What is best fertilizer for zinnias?

Zinnia Care

Use a balanced 10-10-10 or 6-6-6 fertilizer, applying about one pound per 100 square feet for a first spring planting application. You can apply another round of fertilizer in mid- or late summer, as zinnias will bloom well into the fall with fertilization.

How do you care for potted zinnias?

Position the container in a sunny spot then fill it two-thirds full with a light potting mix that contains organic matter. This will allow for the good drainage that zinnias require, as they hate getting waterlogged. Water in well. Give them a liquid feed every couple of weeks to encourage more blooms.

What perennials are good to plant in the shade?

Some perennial flowers will thrive in areas with low sunlight and come back every year. Astilbes are some of the easiest perennials to grow and will open their plume-like flowers in partial shade. They'll even grow in full shade, although you won't get as many flowers. Hostas are also a good choice for shady spots.

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