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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Mix'

Zinnia elegans

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Red

Orange

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

2
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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
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Update: Now it is 2017 and I grew masses of the Benary's Giants from mixes this summer. They are my favorite zinnia. I bought my seed from Renee's Garden Seeds and she offers several different Benary's mixes in different color schemes. I also planted some Verbena Bonariensis to complement the color scheme and for cutting. Benary's Giants and Verbena Bonariensis grown together in the garden are irresistible to our but... read more

Neutral

On Mar 5, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) 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.

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