Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Lime'

Very reliable, giant, green-flowered zinnia, which has superceded 'Envy' with better rain, heat and mildew resistance. More
20 seeds 030144 £3.45 In stock
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5 seedlings 510810-5 £6.25 Delivery early May
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10 seedlings 510810-10 £10.95 Delivery early May
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Or buy this as part of our Pale Zinnia Mix and New Zinnia Collection.

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Very reliable, giant, green-flowered zinnia, which has superceded 'Envy' with better rain, heat and mildew resistance.

Genus Zinnia
Group/Species elegans
Variety Benary's Giant Lime
Type Half-Hardy Annual
Common Name Youth and old age
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (35in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in individual cells March - May (zinnias dislike root disturbance). Pinch out tips as you plant out after last frosts, or direct sow in early May. Do not overwater.
Care Tips It has a tendency to botrytis (a reason to think of using Copper Mixture or Sulphur). This can be grown in a container pot.
Flowering July - October (or until the 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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Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giant Lime' reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Helen

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lois

Unfortunately all of these wilted and died within a week of me receiving them

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joanne

Germinated very quickly, and were good, strong and healthy seedlings. Planted out at the end of May, and are now flowering beautifully. I grow all my cut flowers and this colour sets off the stronger colours really well and is also great in a green/blue/white mixed bunch.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Frances

I have tried to germinate the seeds, none of the Silene seeds germinated at all so I am trying again with the last few.
Only 8 of the Zinnia Elegans germinated and are very slow to grow. I would have done better if I had bought both as plugs from you.

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Reviewed 24th May 2019 by Beulah

Excellent product. Packed well and quick delivery

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Ann

They really were Giant - could not miss them in the garden.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Fiona

seedlings rather leggy and poor roots

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Lara

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Reviewed 15th November 2018 by Carol

Sadly as these turned out to be a dull red not the zingy green that I was hoping for in my white/lime bed. However a packet of the mixed absolutely thrived and produced the most beautiful flowers for months. I shall buy those for my pots again.

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Reviewed 18th September 2018 by Dorothea

The plants looked tired and took a while to flourish once established they were and still are beautiful

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Mrs Adamou

Just not great. Poor showing.

Delightful

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Reviewed 8th December 2015 by Mary

I bought these last season (cautiously as in the past I had purchased green envy seedlings which were a disaster and very mildew ridden). These seedlings remained healthy and looked great in the garden. The flowering season was of a long duration, enhanced by regular dead heading. A very robust and delightful plant.