Zinnia
Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Zinnia (ZIN-ya) (Info)
Species: elegans (ELL-eh-ganz) (Info)
Cultivar: Benary's Giant Mix

Category:

Annuals

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Orange

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ladoga, Indiana

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Albertville, Minnesota

Beatrice, Nebraska

Cincinnati, Ohio

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Lumberton, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 9, 2007, tabasco from Cincinnati (Anderson Twp), OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is the first summer I have grown zinnias from seed. It was easy to do and now I have some much needed late summer color in the garden. So far the Benary's Giants have resisted mildew for us so that is a big plus for this strain of seeds. I liked the mix of colors, but next time I will purchase separate colors and make my own mix.

Neutral

On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Large-flowered strain from one of the oldest German seed companies, Ernst Benary, founded in Erfurt in 1843. Blooms are fully double, 4-5" across, a wide range of colors. Extra long stems are excellent for cutting and arranging. Annual, 3-4 ft tall.

Positive

On Jun 6, 2006, blackbunny from Provincetown, MA wrote:

This is the best zinnia I have grown here on Cape Cod. It's vigorous (no or little mildew) and gorgeous (great colors and double flowers). Butterflies relish it. The only zinnia I will grow here. Best from seed, if you can find it.