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Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Benary's Giant Scarlet

Benary's Giant ScarletFilm Coated Zinnia Seed


Product ID: 1370FC

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 blooms. Excellent vase life. Vigorous plants hold up well in summer heat and rain. Low susceptibility to powdery mildew. For ease of sowing, the Giant Series has a yellow, food-based coating. Certified organic growers please check suitability with your certifier. 40-50". Avg. 3,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1370FCPacket  $3.95 
1370FC100 Seeds  $6.40 
1370FC500 Seeds  $17.35 
1370FC1,000 Seeds  $29.30 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   75-90

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Peggy Huff

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Benary's Giant Zinnias

"A classic. The most productive, reliable, and lovely cut flower to grow."

Peggy Huff
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Growing Information


DAYS TO GERMINATION: 3-5 days at 80-85°F (27-29°C). A heat mat will maintain an accurate temperature. Lower temperatures will result in slower germination.

SOWING: Transplant: Sow 4 weeks before last frost. Cover seed and keep soil surface moist until emergence. When seedlings have true leaves, transplant into cell packs. Do not allow plants to become root bound and do not disturb roots; transplant shock may cause double to revert back to singles.
Direct seed: After last frost when the soil is warm, sow thinly, 6 seeds per foot, 1/4" deep. Cover lightly but firmly. Keep surface from drying out until emergence. Thin after the first true leaves appear.


Fertile soil rich in organic matter.

PLANT HEIGHT: Varies. No support is necessary.



HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest before flowers are completely open. With the exception of the Profusion varieties, deadheading is necessary to prolong blooming and encourage branching.

USES: Taller varieties make excellent cut flowers. Beds, borders, and mass plantings.

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