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Although I have experience as a gardener, I've never grown zinnias. I ordered the Benarys Giant Mix Zinnias and am utterly gob-smacked with their size, color and strength of the plants and stems. They're making a glorious show of color, with multiple blooms on every stem. They lift my spirits every day I see them. We live in Maryland Zone 5. My soil isn't great, but I've tried to fertilize them every couple of weeks with Miracles-Gro and tried to water them when it was really dry. Plus, the three-foot stems survived hurricane Ida! I will plant these every year. They are fabulous!
Easy to germinate and lasted since June. This is a mid Sep photo
I order these zinnias every year because my family loves them so. Excellent germination rate in zone 6 New England. I start some indoors under lights and the rest we sow ASAP in early May after the ground warms. We can get many bouquets, as the more we cut, the more flowers we get! The neighbors love to see them in our front yard near the sidewalk. We prefer to plant extra and thin them later, because we always lose a few to hungry critters in the spring. HIGHLY recommend!