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Piccolo Seeds - Zinnia 'Peppermint Stick'


Native to Mexico, zinnias were not cultivated until seeds were brought to Europe in the 19th century. Soon after, the garden zinnia was bred, yielding hundreds of cultivars with various flower colours, sizes and forms. Zinnia 'Peppermint Stick' is a vintage cultivar that first appeared in the 1950s and is still appreciated for its delicate flowers with random red stripes and speckles that come in a mix of cream, orange, white and yellow.

Each packet unfolds to reveal simple yet comprehensive instructions on sowing, growing, supporting, and harvesting, including companion planting suggestions. 

  • Contains approx. 50 seeds
  • Half-hardy annual
  • Sow February-March indoors or April-June outdoors
  • Open-pollinated seed
  • GMO-free
  • Sourced from Italy
  • Plastic-free, recyclable packaging
You'll find my expert guide here if you need help growing from here.

I aim to pick and pack your order within 24 hours of receipt and you should expect your parcel to arrive within 3–5 working days under normal circumstances. Orders placed on a Friday may not be sent until the following Monday. All delivery charges are calculated and displayed at the checkout.

  • If your order can safely be sent in an envelope or small parcel, it will be sent by Royal Mail via a tracked service for £3.50. This doesn't require a signature but does let you know where your parcel is.
  • Larger orders will be sent either with Royal Mail or a premium courier service for £4.95. Tracking details will be sent via SMS and/or email, if these contacts are provided.
  • Extra large or heavy items will be sent for £20 via a premium courier service with tracking provided. Delivery is normally the next working day after dispatch.
  • For deliveries to Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Channel Islands and international addresses, please drop me a line at letting me know where you are in the world and what you'd like to purchase. I will check the items are allowed to be shipped to your location and get a cost for your approval.

Should you need to return an item, drop me a line at within 14 days of receiving your purchase, providing your name, order number and the reason for your return. I will let you know how to return your item.

Please visit my Delivery & Returns page for more detailed information.

Brand Focus


Piccolo believes that good things come in all small packages. Founded in 2012 to offer seed varieties specially selected for pots and containers, the range now includes flowers, fruits, vegetables and herbs. The seeds are presented in sustainable paper packets that unfold to reveal detailed growing advice, and each is adorned with a stylish graphic. 

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