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Zinnia, 'Benary's Giant Orange', Zinnia elegans, 50 or 200 seeds avg

Benary's Giant Zinnias are the most widely grown cut flower because of their huge gorgeous blooms! These large 4-6" blooms are easy to grow!

Be sure to read ‘Growing Great Zinnias’ by Lisa Mason Ziegler.

Planting Tips:
  • Full sun.
  • 36" H.
  • Summer annual.
  • Plant seeds directly in the garden or start indoors for an earlier start.
  • Start seeds indoors to transplant to the garden when 2-3 weeks old or plant seeds directly in the garden after last danger of frost.
  • Cover seed.
  • 3-5 days to germinate.
  • Pinch plants at 12” for branching and space plants 6-9” apart.
Harvest Tips:
  • Harvest the blooms when fully mature.
  • Make the first harvest cut above the bottom two side shoots, this establishes a branching habit for the season.
  • Make future cuts at the base of the stem.