Benary's Giant Zinnia
- Annual plants grow to 3-4 feet tall
- Double blossoms grow to 4-5 inches across
- Wide variety of colors
- Long stems make for a great cut flower
(Zinnia elegans) Magnificent when in bloom and easy to grow, this beautiful, large-flowered strain of zinnia is from Ernst Benary, one of the oldest German seed companies (founded in Erfurt in 1843). Its fully double blossoms measure 4-5" across and come in a wide array of colors. The long stems of this annual make it ideal for use in arrangements and bouquets. Annual, 3-4' tall.
Learn to Grow Benary's Giant Zinnia
Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep
Germination: 5-24 Days
Thin: 10-12" Apart
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Zinnias prefer well-drained average soil. Water regularly, keeping leaves dry. Remove spent blossoms frequently to prolong blooming. There may be a coating on this seed which is made entirely of food grade components, used for the purpose of visibility during the sowing process.
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful giant loved by pollinators!
I plant Benary's Giant Zinnia every year in my garden. It grows 3-4 feet tall, is loved by bees and butterflies (especially monarchs), and has very long lasting blooms. I would suggest pinching off the top to encourage a bushier plant with more flowering side stems. The best flower Seed Savers offers!
by Don in the Missouri Ozarks
We've grown these in our Ozark garden for years. Big, hardy plants, lots of flowers, vibrant colors. Why not have a beautiful garden? And cut flowers for the house and friends?
These flowers bring me happiness every time I pass them. The colors seem artificial however so pretty. I was hoping to order more for a friend, I’ll save my blossoms.