The workhorses for long summers, here when in spring is already what for many other states in the north is considered summer we can start sowing zinnias, celosias and other long blooming tender annual flowers for this weather, although sometimes in a rare but possible night it’s possible to reach temperatures below the 35 F in March and with less possibilities but historically still possible in late April(this year we had the last night below 35 F in mid February). If you planted this flowers early in spring outside and a drop in the 35 F is coming in any day after that, “you better protect them” with a blanket or something else!. 

This flowers once bearing flowers will bloom all the time until the first drop to the 35 or 32 F during the fall. The only thing this plants need is care in cutting long branches so they get not out of control and you’ll keep them in shape and pretty, otherwise they become a bunch of stems falling by their own weight.

Zinnia envy.

Zinnia coral rose.

Celosia pampas plum red.

Celosia pampas plum red.