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Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lilac'

Zinnia Elegans 'Benary's Giant Lilac', Benary's Giant series, Tall Garden Zinnia


Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Lilac' features rounded, fully double flowers packed with lilac petals and opening up to 6 in. across (15 cm). As the flower matures, a circle of small golden stars surrounds its center disk. Resembling dahlias, they are borne on very long, sturdy stems and make a big statement in the landscape. Blooming profusely over a lengthy season extending from early summer to frost, A vigorous and excellent performer in all climates

Enjoying a long vase life, 'Giant Lilac' belongs to the well-known Series 'Benary's Giant', a mildew resistant Zinnia variety developed for the cut flower industry. It is one of the best tall, long stemmed Zinnia variety and is recommended by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. It is exceptionally disease resistant and stands up well to heat, drought and rain.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Forms a dense, compact mound up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Extremely easy to grow, Zinnias are annuals which love full sun and prefer a humusy, evenly moist and well-draining soil.
  • Great choice for the back of sunny beds and borders or large containers. Excellent pick for the cutting garden!
  • Adored by butterflies, hummingbirds and birds.
  • Don't crowd them to keep them disease-free and avoid powdery mildew. Air circulation is important!
  • Among the easiest plants to grow from seed, you can start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last first date, should you wish earlier spring blooms.

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Zinnia
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals
Plant Family Zinnia
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Cutting Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow, Traditional Garden

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