Floret ‘Golden Hour’ Zinnia is a Beauty!

This year, I went absolutely bonkers planting zinnias. I bought so many different varieties of these easy to grow flowers that my friends and family were a little worried that I may need to join some kind of support group. My order on the floret website was no exception to my zinnia madness. In fact, I was so happy to have grabbed a pack of these hard-to-get ‘Golden Hour’ zinnias. 

I do quite a bit of searching around when I’m shopping for flower seeds online. Floret is the only website that I’ve seen these seeds offered. I’ve looked over several catalogs to see if, per chance, they went by a different name – but no luck. I was so eager to get these seeds into the ground this past spring.

As you can see, the ‘Golden Hour’ zinnias have a very unique color. Not quite yellow, not quite peach – it’s actually very difficult to describe. I often find myself comparing the soft tones to zinnias like ‘Isabellina’, with very obvious tints of orange. However, I try to describe it; I can’t help but feel that these blooms are definite keepers for the cut flower garden.

I was very surprised to see that many of the flowers had a distinctive purple/pink tone to the petals. This was something I hadn’t noticed in the photos on the website. Under low light in the evenings, this purple edging seems to make the flowers almost glow. Who knows? Perhaps this helped to attribute to the plant’s namesake.

After considerable “picking”, I’ve noticed that the purplish tone seems to be more prominent when the weather is warm. Cooler temperatures seem to yield more even colors. It will be interesting to keep taking note of this as the growing season progresses.

I can’t help but feel very pleased by having these beauties in my garden. I’m looking forward to growing these again. Have you ever grown the Floret Golden Hour zinnias before? I’d love to hear all about it in the comment below. Thank you so much for stopping by!

4 thoughts on “Floret ‘Golden Hour’ Zinnia is a Beauty!

  1. I wish I gone with my gut and purchased Golden Hour for this past season. She looks like a keeper. What color does she mix well with in the vase?

  2. I too need a Zinnia seed intervention. I have purchased about 30 different varieties for next year but dont have Golden Hour and Floret wont even be selling them in January. ACK!! Would it be possible to buy some seeds from you? Maybe just 15-20 seeds? This is the only Zinnia that I really want that I have not been able to buy. There is nothing like this color that I can find. I am so hoping there will be varieties I don’t like so I can eliminate out a few for 2022 or I am in big trouble because I am going to have to dig up the front yard!!!.
    Thanks for sharing your pics! I too notice that my Zinnias are not exactly like the pics posted on websites but I am not disappointed with that. I think your Golden Hours are just as beautiful even with the slight color variations. Do you follow Dawn Creek. Looks like she has a very unique colors coming.

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