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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lime'
Zinnia elegans


The premium zinnia.

Florist Type tall Zinnia ' Benary 's Giant Lime' features High yields of long, sturdy stems with 4-6", fully double, dahlia-like blooms. 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 germinate : 3-5 days
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:

Sowing:Transplant (recommended) - 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.


How to harvest:

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


Vase life:

7- 10 days

Zinnia Benary's Giant Lime

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