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Zinnia, ‘Benary’s Giants Scarlet Red’, Zinnia elegans, 50 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.

2 reviews for Zinnia, Benary's Giant Scarlet Red Seed

  1. Kelly McNeill

    What is the plant with light green leaves in the far right picture? It grew out of my basil seed packet and I love it! Can’t figure out what it is to buy it.

    • Lisa (store manager)

      Hi Kelly,

      Which photo?

  2. Kelly McNeill

    What is the plant with light green leaves in the far right picture? It grew out of my basil seed packet and I love it! Can’t figure out what it is to buy it.

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