30 seeds 030146 £8.95 Delivery late January
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15 seedlings 510825-15 £17.50 Delivery late May
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30 seedlings 510825-30 £32.95 Delivery late May
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A rich range of colours – saturated reds, purples, crimsons – for a carnival feel. Perfect for mixing with dahlias.

The seed packet contains a mix of all three varieties whilst the seedling Collection includes 5 or 10 seedlings each of:
  • Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Coral'
  • Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Purple'
  • Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Wine'
Genus Zinnia
Group/Species elegans
Variety Benary's Giant Coral, Benary's Giant Purple, Benary's Giant Wine
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft 3in)
Spacing 30cm (12in) apart, 15 seedlings fills 3.5m² (ie 3.5m x 1m border or patch)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in individual cells from March-May (zinnias dislike root disturbance). Pinch out tips as you plant out after last frosts. Or direct sow in May-June.
Care Tips It has a tendency to botrytis (a reason to think of using Copper Mixture or Sulphur). Do not overwater.
Flowering July - first frosts, 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Vase Life 7 days. Strip bottom leaves.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Seeds Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 14 working days for despatch.

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Deep Zinnia Collection reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Anne

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lois

Every one of these wilted and died

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

I really love these little packets of joy. They’ve flowered really well. I was a bit doubtful that they’d do in Yorkshire but wow. Followed the instructions and they’ve thrived. We come from Sri Lanka so a little bit of nostalgia in the garden. Will definitely grow next year and give seeds to friends

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sarah

Vibrant colours very easy to grow

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Fiona

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Sylvia

The zinnias were beautiful, and the last ones are still bringing colour to the garden. I have been very pleased overall with my purchases this year, and have recommended Sarah Raven to friends. My only real problem this year was with the dahlia collection I bought. These were considerably delayed in the post, and perhaps because of that only one flowered; that one was lovely. The "white collection" were planted in a pot by the front door; the cosmos are still flourishing , but the other, smaller, plants did not do as well.

At last, zinnia success!

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Reviewed 23rd September 2018 by Juliet Levy

I had tried to grow zinnias several years running, but had little success. This year I was determined to succeed. I sowed the seeds in small biodegradable pots and planted them out when the weather warmed up. After a slow start, they performed brilliantly. They make wonderful, very long-lasting cut flowers, contrary to some of the comments that can be read online. After you have cut once, the plant bushes out and produces more blooms. The colours are vivid and lively. I would definitely grow these again!

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Reviewed 16th September 2018 by Mrs Barnes

Everything arrived beautifully packaged and in good condition. The plants themselves have been a joy with nothing failing. I have been singing your praises to all my friends!

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Penny

Service excellent..Some plants failed but on the whole good.
Weather didn't help..again.
Dwarf varieties would have been better.

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Pamela

All previous purchases from SR have arrived in perfect condition and really well packed.

Dark zinnia collection

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Reviewed 23rd August 2017 by June Burleigh

After a slow start fantastic plants and beautiful flowers for garden and cutting, I shall definitely order these again.