Benary’s Giant Purple | Zinnia Seed
$8.64 – $479.77 AUD excl gst
The premium zinnia.
Recommended by the US Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. High yields of long, sturdy stems with 10-15cm, 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. Ht. 1-1.2m. Avg. 3,450 seeds/30g. DTM 75-90 Days
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 3-5 days at 27-29°C
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 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 6mm 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.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. No support is necessary.
PLANT SPACING: 18-30cm.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Before completely open. Stem is firm from point of cut to just below the bloom.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Fertile soil rich in organic matter. pH: 6.3-6.8 preferred.
USES: Taller varieties make excellent cut flowers. Beds, borders, and mass plantings.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zinnia spp.
Latin Name: Zinnia elegens
Days To Maturity: 75 – 85 Days
Life Cycle: Annual
Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
Product Features: Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets