Zinnia – Benary’s Giant Orange

$2.50

fully double 4-6″ orange flowers

20 seeds

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Product Description

Zinnia elegans

Fully double 4-6″ orange dahlia-like flowers on plants reaching 36-48″ tall.  Makes an excellent cut flower, and is fairly resistant to rain, heat, and mildew compared to other zinnia varieties.
Packet is 20 seeds.

Germination

Start seeds 4-6 weeks before your last average frost.  Sow seeds 1/4″ deep.  Kept at 70-75° F, germination is in 5-10 days.  Do not allow plants to become root bound, and take care in not disturbing the roots when transplanting.  This could cause some double-flowering varieties to revert back to singles.  Starting zinnia seeds at too high of a temperature can result in week plants.

Growing

Transplant into the garden 9-12″ apart after all danger of frost has passed.  They prefer rich, well-drained soil in full sun.  Plants will stretch (get leggy) in low light.  When plants are about 12″ tall (6″ for dwarf varieties), pinch the middle stem to encourage bushier, stronger plants.  Deadheading spent flowers will promote more bloom production.  Avoid watering in the late afternoon.

Additional Information

Plant Type

Annual

Season

Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

Orange

Plant Height

Tall (taller than 36")

Sun Requirements

Full Sun

Special Characteristics

Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Cut & Come Again, Use for Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Heat Tolerant

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