Benary's Giant Blend Zinnia Seeds


4.875 out of 5 stars
(8 reviews)

'Benary's Giant' blooms are truly giant at up to 6", and come in a rainbow of eye-pleasing colors for an impressive backdrop in your garden. Blooms are densely petaled, very long-lasting, and hold up well despite rain and summer's heat. Flower beds come alive as butterflies and other pollinators come to visit these vibrant flowers. Zinnias are edible, but have little flavor. The colorful flowers can make a pretty garnish to salads, desserts, cold drinks, or serving trays. (The flower's central disk, while edible, can be bitter.) The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers named 'Benary's Giant' series their very first Cut Flower of the Year in 1999.

Botanical Name: Zinnia elegans

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Mexico

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 3'–4' tall

Variety Information: Flowers up to 6" across include white, shades of red, orange, purple, pink, salmon and yellow.

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Transplant outdoors after last frost. Zinnias do not benefit from being planted early; wait for warmer weather.

Days to Emerge: 3–10 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10" – 12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 10" – 12"

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Benary's Giant Blend Zinnia Seeds Reviews

8 reviews

Great Flowers

5 out of 5 stars May 4, 2021
Wonderful germination rate. I planted about 6 seeds and most germinated, though a couple were lost to pests. I have an orange, pink, and white and plant to grow more to see what colors I I get. Mine are double petal but not big dome dahlia-type. They're very showy, especially the orange.
Brandy from SC

big and bold favorites

5 out of 5 stars Oct 2, 2021
These guys are freaking huge and some of my favorite flowers I grow. Ive failed at plenty of garden activities but zinnias are a no-fail kind of crop that are hard to mess up. Once I took the squash out they were growing next to, they got really big and tall and are finally fading away in October.
Hannah from IN

Awesome plants!!!

5 out of 5 stars Oct 9, 2021
I am very happy with these Zinnias. Easily 5' tall, awesome variety of colors, still producing outstanding blooms in October- just now showing signs of mildew.
Joshua from MO


5 out of 5 stars Oct 30, 2021
Fantastic! Easy to germinate, strong and healthy plants, vibrant and long-lasting blooms. My favorite addition to our 2021 garden.
Paula from OR

Benary's Giant Blend Zinnia

5 out of 5 stars Nov 5, 2021
I wouldn't necessarily call them giant, but they were pretty and did very well. First time I've been successful growing zinnias. Also, did not get the mildew on them.
Keri from CO
Owner Response: Hi Keri, In ideal conditions thees flowers reach 6" across.

Total Showstoppers

5 out of 5 stars Nov 10, 2021
These 5-7 foot zinneas were UNBELIEVABLE! The different colors and patterns were just incredible. These were my husband's favorite thing we grew. People that saw them couldn't believe you could grow flowers like that in Colorado or that zinneas came in such a large variety. Butterflies and bumblebees adored them. I wish I could add pictures to show the variety of hues and general beauty of these plants. Highly, highly recommend.
Grace from CO

My favorite Zinnia

5 out of 5 stars Dec 1, 2021
This is my favorite tall zinnia to grow. I do plant them closer than advised, so, in my area the powdery mildew sets in late. I do like them blended with nicotiana and cosmos. Thank you for carrying these, Botanical Interests!
Jodi from PA

Blooming well

4 out of 5 stars Jun 30, 2022
The Zinnias are blooming now. They are not quite as tall as I expected, but they make the pollinators happy & me smile.
Judith from VA
Owner Response: Hi Judith, Thank you for sharing your experience! We're so glad that you and the pollinators are happy with these Zinnias. This variety grows 3 to 4 inches tall, while other Zinnia varieties will grow taller.

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