This year I planted multiple varieties of zinnias in our back beds. One was called “State Fair Zinnias.” Who could resist “State Fair Zinnias”? But who would believe that State Fair Zinnias would turn out to be monstrously sized mutants that tower over our other flowers and sport enormous, block out the sun leaves and huge blooms? These awesome beasts of the flower bed can easily exceed two feet in height before I trim them back.
I expected decent growth when I used potting soil with Scott’s Miracle-Gro in planting these flowers, but I never expected this.