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For cultivation and seed specs, see Cultivation below

TALL VARIETIES

Benarys Giant Mix Zinnia
        elegans Annual flower  Benary's Giant Mix - Zinnia elegans - Annual;  This variety was developed for the cut-flower industry and provides huge fully double dahlia - like 5 inch flowers on strong stems.  Colors are red, pink, yellow, white, purple and orange.  Full sun;  plant height: 40-50in.
#464  Packet $4.50   Approximately 50 seeds



California Giants, Mixed - Zinnia elegans - Annual; Big 4-7in. blooms on sturdy stems. Colors includes shades of red, yellow and purple. Drought resistant; Full sun; plant height: 2-1/2to 3ft.
#144  Packet $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds
#B1-144  bulk seed, $36.99   1 lb.


Envy zinnia elegans Annual flower  Envy - Zinnia elegans - Annual;  A profusion of 2 inch chartreuse dahlia-type flowers will catch your eye.  Semi-double blooms on upright plants bloom through the summer.  Full sun;  plant height: 36in.
#466  Packet $4.50   Approximately 100 seeds
  Three Plants:  #P3-466A  2 1/2 inch pots $9.95


Giant Cactus Flowered Mixed
        Zinnia elegans Annual  Giant Cactus Flowered, Mixed - Zinnia elegans - Annual; Big 3-5in. tetraploid blooms on sturdy stems. Colors includes shades of red, yellow and purple. Drought resistant; Full sun; plant height: 2-1/2to 3ft.
#145  Packet $3.50   Approximately 30 seeds
#B1-145  bulk seeds $19.50   1 lb.


old mexico zinnia haageana
        Annual  Old Mexico -- Zinnia haageana - Annual; Very uniform 26 inch plants bear dozens of bright multicolored blooms.  Variations of browns, reds, and yellows, some solid, many more bicolors in a variety of patterns make this a good companion to sunflowers.  All American Selections winner in 1962. Full sun;  plant height: 26in.
#467  Packet $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds
  Three Plants:  #P3-467A  2 1/2 in. pots $9.95


Persian Carpet
        Zinnia haageana Annual  Persian CarpetZinnia haageana -  Annual;  Well-branched spreading plants bear semi-double and fully double 2 inch bicolor blooms of red, gold, mahogany and cream.  Continues blooming well even in the heat of summer.  Full sun;  plant height: 28in.
#469  Packet $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds


PopArt Gold and Red CarpetZinnia haageana -  Annual;  Striking bicolor blooms - bright yellow with bright red blotches or streaks. Double blooms. Great cutflower. Height: 24 inches
#12365  Packet $3.50   Approximately 50 seeds
#Bm-12365  Bulk seed 1000 seeds $28.50  


PopArt White and Red Zinnia haageana -  Annual;  Striking bicolor blooms - crisp white blooms with bright red blotches or streaks. Double blooms. Great cutflower. Height: 24 inches
#12366  Packet $3.50   Approximately 50 seeds
#Bm-12365  Bulk seed 1000 seeds $28.50  


State Fair Mix Zinnia elegans
        Annual flowers  State Fair Mix - Zinnia elegans -  Annual;  4 inch single, semi-double and double blooms in scarlet, orange, white rose, salmon, yellow & white.  Full sun; plant height: 36in.
#465  Packet $3.50   Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-465  Bulk seeds $48.50   1 lb.


Whirlygig zinnia elegans  Whirlygig - Zinnia elegans - Huge semi-cactus flowered blooms are tinged with contrasting colors at the edges.  Good cut flower variety.  Full sun or partial shade; height: 27in.
#4034  Packet $3.50   Approximately 100 seeds



MEDIUM AND DWARF VARIETIES

Dreamland zinnia elegans
        Hybrid Annual flower  DreamlandZinnia elegans - Annual;  Hybrid that combines the elegance of dahlia flowered blooms and a compact growth habit.  4in. fully double blooms on high performance plants.  Mix contains blooms in all of the colors listed below.  Full Sun; height: 12in.
#1325   Ivory
  Packet, $5.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#1326   Pink
  Packet, $5.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#1327   Scarlet
  Packet, $5.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#1328   Yellow
  Packet, $5.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#2487    Rose
  Packet, $5.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#2488    Red
  Packet, $5.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#2489   Mix
  Packet, $5.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds



Lilliput Mixed - Zinnia elegans - Annual; Small pompom blooms on 18in. stems. Great summer color. Shades of white to red. Drought resistant; full sun; plant height: 12-18in.
#146  Packet $3.50   Approximately 50 seeds
#B1-146  Bulk seeds $41.50   1 lb.


Magellan zinnia elegans
        dahlia blooms dwarf plants  Magellan Series - Zinnia elegans - 5-1/2 inch dahlia blooms on dwarf plants.  Profusely flowering throughout the season.  Full sun or partial shade; height: 15in.
CHERRY    #3642
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
IVORY    #3643
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
CORAL    #3644
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
ROSE    #3645
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
SCARLET   #3646
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
ORANGE   #3647
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
SALMON   #3648
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
YELLOW   #3649
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
MIX     #3650
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
RED     #3655
  Packet, $7.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds


profusion cherry Zinnia
        elegans  Profusion SeriesZinnia elegans - Annual;  Compact plants earn their name by bearing dozens of single 2 inch blooms, so densely packed as to form a carpet of color.  Shades of red, orange and white are included in this mix.  Full sun;  plant height: 12in.
#470  Mix 
  Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#471  White 
  Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#472  Orange 
  Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#473  Red 
  Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds


Red spider zinnia tenuiflora
        Annual  Red SpiderZinnia tenuiflora -  Annual;  Heirloom variety documented as early as 1801.  Sinlgle red spidery blooms on upright stems bloom all summer into frost.  Full sun;  plant height:24in.
#478  Packet, $5.50 each,  Approximately 100 seeds


sombrero zinnia haageana
        Annual  Sombrero - Zinnia haageana - Annual; 2-3in. red and yellow blooms. Eye-catching & a great companion to sunflowers. Drought resistant; Full sun; plant height: 1-2ft.
#147  Packet $5.50   Approximately 100 seeds


Swizzle zinnia cherrySwizzle zinnia scarlet  Swizzle - Zinnia elegans - Eyecatching bicolor 4in. blooms with darker color in the center, edged in white.  Compact bushy habit makes a perfect bedding or container plant.  Full sun; height: 12in.
#1330    Scarlet with Yellow edge
  Packet, $9.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#1331  Cherry with Ivory edge
  Packet, $9.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds



Zinnia marylandica Zahara    Zahara - Zinnia marylandica -  High disease and drought tolerant. Last all season. Spreads to 18 inch.  Good container variety.   Full sun or partial shade; height: 27in.
#5305 Zahara Starlight Rose - Rose and white star pattern
Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#5375 Zahara Mix - Mix of all colors
Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#9672 Zahara Bonfire Mix - Oranges, reds, yellows and bronze
Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#9677 Zahara Raspberry Lemonade - pink and yellow mix
Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds



  Zinderella Series - Unique scabious bloomed variety. A rounded mound of powderpuff-like central petals are surrounded by a 'tutu' of broad base petals. Height: 25-32 inches
#12367 Zinderella Lilac
Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#12368 Zinderella Peach
Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#12369 Zinderella Purple
Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds



  Zinnita Series - Super dwarf variety with 2 inch fully double blooms. Plants are well branched and globe shaped. Perfect for containers or borders. Height: 7 inches
#11444 Orange Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#11448 Rose Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#11446 Yellow Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#11443 Mixed Colors Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#11445 Scarlet Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#11447 White Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds

CULTIVATION
Belonging to the Daisy family, Compositae, Zinnias originated in Mexico and have become one of the most popular bedding plants world-wide. Easy and quick to flower,  these cheerful annuals provide bright long-lasting color during the heat of summer.  They resist disease and drought, come in almost every imaginable color and several different forms - dahlia blooms,cactus blooms, scabious bloom, double, single, tall and dwarf.  Most bloom from seed in 60-80 days.   They prefer a well-drained soil  (but are very adaptable as to soil type) and plenty of sun, they are one of the very best summer plants available.

Zinnias can be grown directly in the garden from seed or as transplants.  FOR TRANSPLANTS:  Sow seed in pots or trays at a depth of 1/4 inch.  Keep moist at 65F.  Transplant seedlings to larger containers when they reach about 2 inches tall.  Transplant outdoors when all danger of frost has past.  Spacing varies according to variety (dwarf varieties from 6-12 inches apart in rows 12 -18 inches apart).   DIRECT SOW: Sow seed in prepared garden space, 1 seed every 3 inches in rows 12 - 18 inches apart.  Thin seedlings to 1 every 6-12 inches, depending on variety.  Cultivate to keep down weeds.

Zinnias make excellent bedding, border or cut flowers.

SEED SPECS:  Large flowered -Average 3500 seeds per ounce:  Small flowered- Average 8000 seeds per ounce


 
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