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Zinnia Benary's Giant Salmon Rose

Zinnia elegans


The premium zinnia.

Recommended by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. High yields of long, sturdy stems with 4-6", fully double, dahlia-like salmon rose blooms. Largest-flowered varieties of zinnias available. Excellent vase life. Vigorous plants hold up well in summer heat and rain. Low susceptibility to powdery mildew. Cut-and-come-again flower, yielding multiple cuts over the season.



Plant life cycle : annual

Site: Full sun
Height: 36-48”
Days to maturity: 75-90 days

Sow: 1/4" deep
Plant spacing: 9-12”
Pinch: when 12” tall 
Approx seeds per packet: 20


How to grow:
Sow into 72-cell flats or preferred seedling container 4 weeks before last frost. Cover seeds. A heat mat will help maintain an accurate temperature. Lower temperatures will result in slower germination: 5-7 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C). Harden-off and transplant out after last frost. Do not allow plants to become root bound and avoid disturbing roots; transplant shock or other stress events may cause double-flowering varieties to produce single blooms for a period following stress.

Direct seed - After last frost, sow 1/4" deep. Succession-sow/plant every two weeks for prolonged yields of high-quality stems. Pinching of initial bud or bloom and subsequent deadheading is recommended to encourage strong branching and bloom production.


Before completely open. Stem is firm from point of cut to just below the bloom.


Vase Life:
Will last for 7-10 days. Flower preservative is recommended  

Zinnia Benary's Giant Salmon Rose

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