Zinnia – Benary’s Giant Seeds

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Zinnia – Benary’s Giant Seeds

NOTE: This item is currently out of stock for the 2017 season. Check back in February of 2018 for availability

Easy to grow and super plentiful blooms! Benary’s giant zinnias grow 3-4 feet tall, 4-6 inches in diameter, and have large vibrant blooms that come in a rainbow of colors. This variety of zinnia holds longer in a vase than your standard zinnia and is less susceptible to powdery mildew. Cut often to stimulate new blooms and to provide lovely fresh bouquets for yourself or a friend!

Approximate amount of seeds: 25

When to Plant in Spring:

  • Earliest Planting Date: 2 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Latest Planting Date: 5 weeks after Average Last Frost
  • Length of Planting Window: 3 weeks
  • To find your Average First or Last Frost, click here and type in your zip code.

Planting:Plant seeds 1/8 inch deep in rows spaced 18-24 inches apart. Thin plants to stand 12-18 inches apart.

Care: Cut plants often to encourage new blooms

Harvesting: Harvest before flowers are completely open.

Special Instructions/Tips: For best results in a vase, cut your zinnia’s above a node. Strip the leaves off of the stem and put directly in a bucket of water until you can transfer it to a vase.

Germination: 5-24 days

Days to Maturity: 75-90

Preferences: moderate water, full sun, well-draining soil

• Although zinnias are one of the most popular bedding plants today, they originated as wildflowers, native to the southwest United States, Mexico, and Central America.

• The genus name Zinnia, originated from the German botanist, Johann Gottfried Zinn’s name.

• A great flower choice if you love having butterflies visit your garden.

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