Zinnias for Cut Flowers & Borders
Medium to tall Zinnias.
Great Gatsby! These are huge 5 in. blooms in bold shades of pink, lavender, red, and royal purple. They make dramatic, long-lasting cut flowers. Plants grow 2-3 ft. tall.
QUEEN RED LIME
Well-branched, upright, 24-30 in. tall plants do not need pinching and produce splendid 3 in. double mauve-red and lime bicolor blooms on long, sturdy stems. Queen Red Lime is an excellent performer massed in the landscape or used as a dramatic focal point in containers.
CREAMY YELLOW GIANT
Single, semi-double and fully double creamy-yellow 4-6 in. flowers on 3 ft. tall plants. Creamy Yellow Giant zinnia produces plenty of garden color, and superb cut flowers.
Zinderellas are the first scabiosa-flowered zinnias offered in such unique shades. Stunning 2½ in. crested blooms are in bright lilac tones with a dark eye. Flowers are outstanding additions to cut flower arrangements. Plants grow 24 in. high. A Fleuroselect Novelty Award winner.
Zinderellas are the first scabiosa-flowered zinnias offered in such unique shades. Stunning 2½ in. crested flowers are peachy salmon with a cream center, and a dark eye. Flowers are outstanding additions to cut flower arrangements. Plants grow to 2 ft. tall. A Fleuroselect Novelty Award winner.
The 20-24 in. tall plants freely produce 2-3 in. scabiosa-type flowers in a wide range of colors, including shades of deep red, bright orange, yellow, bright pink, and white. Plants are easy to grow and long blooming. Cut flowers are uniquely beautiful.
SCABIOSA FLOWERED MIX
This unique zinnia features beautiful, 2-3 in. crested flowers which resemble scabiosas. They make outstanding cut flowers. Colors include pink, yellow, orange, cream and scarlet. About ⅓ of the flowers will be off-type. Plants grow to 2 ft. tall.
Brilliant rosy purple, 4-5 in. semi-double to fully double, dahlia-type flowers. They are superb for cutting. The easy to grow, mildew resistant plants grow 2½-3 ft. tall.
Bright 1½-2 in. button-type flowers in shades of lavender, rose, and white. They are excellent for cut flowers. Plants grow to 16 in. tall.
Three to four inch chartreuse single, semi-double, and double blooms. They make outstanding cut flowers. Color is easy to blend into any bouquet. Envy zinnia performs best when planted in part shade. Grows 24-30 in. tall.
Perfectly-shaped 4-5 in. wide, magenta-rose flowers with yellow halo centers. Plants are vigorous, healthy, uniform, and heavy blooming. Growth is to 30-36 in. tall, branching with great freedom to 2 ft. wide. Incredible amounts of buds are produced, and the flowers are superb for cutting. Uproar Rose is an extraordinary zinnia: we have never seen tall zinnias show this much branching.
Heavy flowering, 2½-3 ft. tall zinnias are covered in neat, fully-double 1-2 in. flowers from July until frost. Sunbow Mix zinnia includes blooms in shades of scarlet, golden yellow, pink, rose, purple, orange, and white. Flowers are perfectly formed, and held on long, strong and wiry stems. One of the best zinnias for cut flowers.
GIANT CACTUS ZINNIAS
Enormous double flowers with needle-like petals.
SUPER CACTUS LILAC EMPEROR
Free-blooming 20-30 in. tall plants produce huge fully double, 4-6 in. cactus-type lilac colored flowers. Blooms are filled with masses of long, needle-like petals. They are superb cut flowers.
BURPEEANA GIANTS MIX
Enormous fully double, cactus-type zinnias in a wide range of vivid colors. Each flower is filled with long, quilled, and ruffled petals. These amazing flowers can reach up to 6 in. across. Blooms are breathtaking in arrangements. Heavy blooming, 2 ft. tall plants.
Impressive 5 in. bright pink, fully double, cactus-type zinnias with spidery petals. They are superb for cutting. The 3 ft. tall plants are branching, disease resistant, and easy to grow.
Spectacular 5 in. wide vivid orange, fully double, cactus-type flowers with spidery petals. They are amazing cut flowers. The branching, 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide plants, are disease resistant, and easy to grow.
Glowing salmon-pink 4 in. double flowers with ruffled, ribbon-like petals. Blooms make an elegant statement in both the garden and vase. Senora zinnia grows 36 in. tall, withstands heat beautifully, and blooms profusely midsummer to frost.
BENARY'S GIANT DAHLIA SERIES
Superb zinnias for cut flowers. Fully double blooms measure a whopping 4-6 in. across. Plants are rain, heat and mildew resistant. Growth is vigorous to 3 ft. tall.
BENARY'S GIANT WINE
The huge, fully-double 4-6 in. wide, wine-red flowers are superb in cut-flower bouquets. Benary's Giant Wine zinnia is easy to grow: plants resist rain, heat, and mildew. Growth is vigorous to 3 ft. tall.
BENARY'S GIANT GOLDEN YELLOW
Vigorous growing 3 ft. tall plants produce huge fully double, golden-yello, 4-6 in. blooms. They are superb cut flowers. Plants are rain, heat, and mildew resistant.
BENARY'S GIANT PURPLE
FORMULA MIX (Blue Point)
Superb for cut flowers, Benary's Giant Mix produces fully double flowers a whopping 4-6 in. across. This is a high performance blend of 12 Benary's Giant zinnia flower colors. Easy to grow, the vigorous 3 ft. tall plants are rain, heat and mildew resistant.
BENARY'S GIANT LILAC
BENARY'S GIANT ORANGE
The vibrant orange flowers are huge.
BENARY'S GIANT CARMINE ROSE
BENARY'S GIANT DEEP RED
BENARY'S GIANT SCARLET
BENARY'S GIANT BRIGHT PINK
BENARY'S GIANT CORAL
BENARY'S GIANT WHITE
BENARY'S GIANT LIME
The 3-4 in. double chartreuse flowers are superb for cutting: they blend with almost any color, and are a jaw-dropping in mixed bouquets. Benary's Giant Lime zinnia is an outstanding choice for massing in your landscape. Easy to grow, plants are rain, heat, and mildew resistant. Somewhat shorter growing than other zinnias from the Benary's Giant series: plants grow 24-26 in. tall.
BENARY'S GIANT SALMON ROSE
Bold and bright 3 ½ in. magenta-purple double flowers lend regal flare to your sunny borders. The 30-36 in. tall, particularly heat tolerant plants bloom over a long season. Flowers are held on long, strong stems. Tudor is an ideal zinnia for cutting.
STATE FAIR MIX
State Fair Mix zinnia produces massive 4-6 in. single and double blooms on tall, highly disease resistant 3 ft. tall plants. Flower colors include salmon, orange, yellow, white, along with unique shades not found in any other zinnia variety. State Fair Mix zinnia is a striking addition to mixed borders. Plants will provide you loads of cut flowers all summer.
CANDY STRIPE MIX
A cheerful, colorful heirloom zinnia with 4 in. double, dahlia-type flowers. Candy Stripe Mix zinnia flowers are usually white (with some gold flowers speckled orange scarlet), and are striped and spotted in shades of pink, rose, and cherry red. They are excellent cut flowers. Plants grow 2-2½ ft. tall. About ⅓ of the plants will produce off-type flowers.
POP ART SERIES
POP ART GOLD & RED
Large 2½-3 in. golden-yellow zinnias generously dappled in red. The 24-30 in. tall plants are disease resistant. Pop Art Gold & Red is a modern masterpiece. It displays equally well in beds, borders, or containers. Cut flowers are memorable. Pop Art Gold & Red is a Fleuroselect Novelty award winner.
POP ART GOLD RED & WHITE MIX
Large 2½-3 in. gold or white flowers splashed in red. No two flowers are alike. The disease-resistant, easy-to-grow plants reach 2-3 ft. tall. Each color in Pop Art Gold Red & White Mix zinnia is a Fleuroselect Novelty award winner.
Beautiful double flowers are striped and splotched in shades of cream, yellow, carmine, rosy-purple, orange, and scarlet. Blooms are terrific for cutting, no two flowers look exactly alike. The 24-28 in. tall plants are easy to grow, and heavy blooming.
An exciting mix of 3 in. bicolor, dahlia-type zinnias. Flowers are deep rose pink with white petal tips, or bright scarlet with golden yellow petal tips. Flowers are excellent for cutting. Plants grow to 24 in. tall.
Fully double 3 in. bicolor scarlet-red zinnias with petal tips dipped creamy white. They are beautiful cut flowers. Sturdy, branching plants grow 24-30 in. tall. Mazurkia zinnia is a wonderful addition to your sunny borders and containers. A Fleuroselect Novelty Award winner.
Fully double 4 in. yellow and red bicolor flowers are long-lasting cut. Plants are sturdy, healthy, and upright growing to 2 ft. tall. Plants flower early and often. Macarenia zinnias sizzle in containers, beds, or the landscape. A Fleuroselect Novelty Award winner.
Enormous 4-5 in. fully double white, golden-yellow, and orange flowers. The 3 ft. tall plants are vigorous and easy to grow. They resist rain, heat, and mildew.
Huge 5 in. wide double, lavishly colored, non-fade flowers on long-blooming 2-2½ ft. tall plants. Blooms are outstanding for cutting. Because Sun series zinnia plants are uniform in growth, bloom freely, and are highly resistant to disease, they are among the best large flowered zinnias for massing. Performance is also great in containers.
SUN GOLD HYBRID
The deep golden-yellow flowers of Sun Gold Hybrid zinnia grow up to 5 in. across.
SUNSHINE HYBRID MIX
A formulated mix of huge gold-yellow, deep cherry-red, red, and white flowers.
SUN CHERRY HYBRID
Huge 5 in. double, deep cherry-red flowers.
Giant dahlia-type 4-6 in. flowers on 30-40 in. tall plants. Blooms are held on long, strong stems. California Giant zinnias are terrific additions to cut flower bouquets.
Magnificent bold and bright, burnt-orange 4-5 in. semi-double to fully double dahlia-type flowers. Blooms are superb for cutting. Plants grow 2½-3 ft. tall.
Glowing soft rose-colored flowers are dahlia-shaped, semi-double and 4 to 5 in. wide. Sturdy plants grow to 3½ ft. tall. Illumination zinnia is a beautiful addition to borders and cutting gardens.
Impressive semi-double blooms up to 6 in. across. Flowers are in a regal shade of violet, and many will have darker centers. Petals are flat, not curled, the result is a more angular bloom. Violet Queen is a lovely zinnia for cutting.
Very large semi-double and fully double, rosy-lavender blooms that are excellent for cutting. Plants grow 3-3½ ft. tall.
Brilliant canary-yellow semi-double and fully double, 4-5 in. dahlia-type blooms. Canary Bird zinnia will add pizazz to your borders and bouquets. Plants grow to 3-3½ ft. tall.
Semi-double to fully double 4-5 in. golden-orange dahlia-type blooms. Flowers are held on long, strong stems and are excellent for cutting. Golden State zinnia grows 30-40 in. tall.
Large orange blooms shimmer gold in sunlight. The 4 in. flowers are semi-double and fully double. Strong stems, unique color and long vase life make Oriole zinnia a terrific cut flower. Plants grow 30-40 in. tall.
Uncommonly large double and semi-double bright-white flowers. Polar Bear zinnia is an extremely effective contrast plant: flowers paired with Polar Bear will appear extraordinarily vivid, in your garden or vase. Grows 30-40 in. tall.
Large intense bright-red dahlia-type blooms. They are excellent cut flowers. The 30-40 in. tall plants are vigorous and heavy blooming.
A truly unique zinnia. The 4-5 in. dahlia-type flowers open brilliant red, transition into rose red, and finish dusky pink. The 36 in. tall plants bloom continuously throughout the season, provide elegant cut flowers all summer.
DAHLIA FLOWERED FORMULA MIX
A breathtaking formula mix of dahlia-type zinnias with blooms in shades of red, rose, scarlet, lavender, gold, yellow, salmon, orange, and pink. Flowers are fantastic cut. Dahlia Flowered Mix zinnias are super showy border plants that grow 30-40 in. tall.
Flowers are uniquely colored. Plants are highly resistant to heat and mildew.
Fully double solid golden-yellow flowers. Aztec Gold zinnia plants are dwarf, compact and spreading, easy to grow and highly resistant to powdery mildew. Bloom stretches from early summer to frost. Plants grow to 7-11 in. tall.
AZTEC BURGUNDY BICOLOUR
Aztec Burgundy Bicolour zinnia is an ultra compact and spreading 6-10 in. tall zinnia that forms carpets of fully double 2 in. burgundy flowers tipped in cream. Plants are highly mildew resistant and exceptionally heavy blooming. They present a continuous display of flowers from early summer until frost.
AZTEC RED BICOLOUR
An ultra compact, spreading, 6-10 in. tall zinnia. Plants are carpeted in fully double 2 in. scarlet and yellow bicolor flowers from early summer until frost. Aztec Red Bicolour zinnia is highly mildew resistant and exceptionally heavy blooming.
Aztec Orange zinnia is a flower powerhouse that never tires. Plants push out double orange blooms for months, from the longest and hottest days of summer to the short and frosty days of autumn. Aztec Orange zinnia loves the heat and is strongly resistant to powdery mildew. Growth is dwarf and spreading, to 7-11 in. tall.
An ultra compact and spreading 6-10 in. tall zinnia carpeted in double 2 in. bicolor flowers from early summer until frost. Aztec Sunset includes unique shades(
pastel brown) not found in other zinnias. Plants are exceptionally heavy flowering, and show a strong resistance to powdery mildew. Winner of Dallas Arboretum's 'Flameproof' award (for its ability to thrive in Texas heat) and the Fleuroselect Gold Medal (Europe's top prize).
Soleado zinnias are covered in masses of jolly and bright tricolor blooms from early summer until frost. The orange and yellow flower petals are marked mahogany at the base. Flowers are long-lasting cut. Plants are upright growing and spreading, to 18-24 in. tall and wide. Soleado zinnia is a Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.
Zahara series are premium, easy to grow, heat, drought, and humidity resistant zinnias. They grow 16-20 in. tall, and are continuously covered in vibrant, 2 ½ in. blooms throughout the season. These are tough plants, ideal for hot, sunny, dry areas in which conventional zinnias or vincas have previously failed. Zinnias in the Zahara series are highly resistant to mildew and leaf spot; they are impressive performers in the landscape, or containers. The Dallas Arboretum includes Zahara zinnias on their 'Flameproof' Plants list for their ability to grow and thrive in severe heat. A video of Zahara zinnias growing in the landscape.
ZAHARA DOUBLE YELLOW
Zahara Double Yellow is covered in fully double, bright lemon-yellow, 2½ in. zinnias all season long. This is the first double yellow flower in the Zahara zinnia series. Plants are highly resistant to heat, drought, humidity, mildew and leaf spot. They are impressive performers in the landscape, or in containers. A 'Top Performer' at the 2015 Louisiana State University Field Trials.
ZAHARA XL PINK
Bold-pink flowers cover the 2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide plants. Zahara XL marks the next generation of Zahara zinnias; introduces increased vigor, and larger flowers into the Zahara series. Like all Zahara zinnias plants are disease resistant, easy to grow, and the perfect choice for the landscape. A top performer at the Penn State University Trial Gardens.
ZAHARA XL WHITE
Pure white flowers on 2 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, disease resistant, easy to grow plants. Blooms of Zahara XL zinnias are larger, plants are more vigorous, when compared to plants in the original Zahara series.
ZAHARA DOUBLE SALMON ROSE
Double 2½ in., salmon-rose flowers are produced over a very long season. With remarkable resistance to hot weather, humidity, drought, leaf spot, and mildew, these 16-20 in. tall plants can beat the heat.
Ripe tomato-red, 2½ in. single flowers throughout the season. Easy to grow, heat, drought, and humidity resistant plants grow 16-20 in. tall. Like all Zahara zinnias, it is an impressive performer in the landscape and containers.
Dark-rose, 2½ in. flowers show undertones of purple. Easy to grow plants are mildew, leaf spot, heat, drought, and humidity resistant. Zahara Raspberry zinnia grows 16-20 in. tall, and is continuously covered in bright-blossoms all season.
ZAHARA DOUBLE STRAWBERRY
Brilliant double, fuchsia-colored flowers shade lighter in the center as blooms age.
ZAHARA STARLIGHT ROSE
Rose and white bicolor flowers. Zahara Starlight Rose zinnia is an All-America Selections Winner.
ZAHARA BONFIRE MIX
A vibrant mix of Zahara Scarlet, Zahara Fire, and Zahara Yellow zinnias.
Zahara Yellow zinnia is continuously covered in 2½ in. wide, vibrant-yellow blooms throughout the season.
A beautiful blend of the following zinnias: Zahara Coral Rose, Zahara Fire, Zahara Scarlet, Zahara Starlight Rose, and Zahara Yellow.
ZAHARA DOUBLE CHERRY
Vibrant double, cherry-red flowers. Zahara Double Cherry zinnia is an All-America Selections Winner.
ZAHARA DOUBLE DUO MIX
Vibrant double 2½ in. flowers in shades of cherry red and scarlet orange.
ZAHARA RASPBERRY LEMONADE MIX
A beautiful blend of coral, rose and white, and yellow flowers.
Available in 250 seed bulk packets.
ZAHARA CORAL ROSE
Radiant, coral-rose flowers.
ZAHARA DOUBLE FIRE
Dazzling double, scarlet-orange flowers. A Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner (Europe's top prize), and an All-America Selections Winner.
Each vivid-yellow flower petal sports a fiery-red stripe that becomes more pronounced as the season progresses. A top performer at the Penn State University Trial Gardens, and a Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner (Europe's top prize). Available in 250 seed bulk packets.
Zinnia interspecific hybrid
Profusion series zinnias are a completely new kind of zinnia, featuring vivid 2 in. flowers. They are excellent performers in borders or containers, and their effect is stunning when mass planted. Compact plants grow 12-15 in. tall and wide, tolerate heat, humidity, drought, and powdery mildew. Profusion zinnias excelled in the extreme heat of the Dallas Arboretum's plant trials, winning its 'Flameproof' award.
PROFUSION DOUBLE FIRE
Rich-orange, double flowers shade toward gold.
PROFUSION DOUBLE GOLDEN
Double gold flowers shade toward orange.
PROFUSION DOUBLE MIX
A formulated mix of the following Profusion series zinnias: Profusion Double Cherry, Profusion Double Fire, Profusion Double Golden, and Profusion Double White.
PROFUSION DOUBLE DEEP SALMON
Two inch double, deep-salmon flowers. Profusion Double Deep Salmon zinnia is an All America Selections Winner.
PROFUSION DOUBLE YELLOW
PROFUSION DOUBLE WHITE
Profusion Fire zinnia produces bright red-orange blooms. It is a superb addition to the Profusion series of zinnias.
PROFUSION SUNRISE MIX
A lively blend of the following Profusion series zinnias: Profusion White, Profusion Yellow, and Profusion Fire.
PROFUSION DEEP APRICOT
Dark apricot-orange flowers.
Pure-white, 2-3 in. flowers.
PROFUSION 5 COLOR MIX
A knockout mix of the following Profusion series varieties: Profusion Fire, Profusion White, Profusion Orange, Profusion Cherry, and Profusion Apricot.
PROFUSION DOUBLE CHERRY
Double, cherry-orange flowers.
PROFUSION CORAL PINK
Coral-pink flowers with alluring, orange and salmon undertones.
Bold cherry-red flowers. Profusion Cherry zinnia is an All America Selections Winner. It also won the Fleuroselect Gold Medal (Europe's top prize).
Light-coral and terra-cotta colored flowers.
PROFUSION DOUBLE HOT CHERRY
Vivid 2 in. double, hot cherry-colored flowers. Profusion Double Hot Cherry zinnia is an All America Selections Winner.
Short, compact, easy to grow zinnias with large flowers.
NEW FOR 2017
MASTER ELITE BRONZE
Double 4 in. warm
bronzy orange flowers will add punch to your sunny borders and pots. Plants are compact and mounding, grow to 10-in. tall. Master Elite Bronze zinnia was bred for extreme heat tolerance, plants also show excellent resistance to disease.
Vibrant fully-double 4-5 in. flowers cover sturdy, healthy, well-branched 14 in. tall plants. Magellan series zinnias begin blooming in as little as 6-8 weeks, then flower freely all summer. Truly outstanding garden performers, worthy of our highest recommendation. Magellan zinnias will liven up your patio pots, beds, and borders. Plants can be used in any sunny spot where an injection of easy-to-grow color would be welcome.
A magnificent blend of extra-large and fully-double zinnias formulated from the following Magellan series varieties: Magellan Cherry, Magellan Coral, Magellan Ivory, Magellan Orange, Magellan Pink, Magellan Salmon, Magellan Scarlet and Magellan Yellow.
Soft-ivory fully-double flowers.
Electric-orange fully-double flowers.
MAGELLAN SUNBURST MIX
Designer mix of orange, scarlet, and yellow fully-double flowers.
Huge and stunning fully-double 3-4 in. bicolor blooms cover bushy, 10-12 in. tall plants. Flowers are superb for cutting. Swizzle zinnias look terrific edging driveways, paths or borders, and are equally good planted in patio containers, or window boxes.
SWIZZLE CHERRY AND IVORY
Cherry-colored flower petals tipped in ivory.
SWIZZLE SCARLET AND YELLOW
Scarlet flower petals with yellow petal tips.
SHORT STUFF MIX
Large fully-double 2½-3 in. flowers. The dwarf, 8-10 in. tall plants are outstanding performers when massed in your garden. Or use Short Stuff Mix zinnias to brighten sunny patio containers. Colors include Cherry Shades, Coral, Deep Red, Gold, Orange, Scarlet, and White.
Whirligig’s vibrantly-colored 3-4 in. single to semi-double flowers are reminiscent of pinwheels. Blooms exhibit a diverse range of lively, multicolor combinations and contrasting petal tips. Flowers are held on sturdy stems, when cut they add pizazz to your summer bouquets. Whirligig Mix zinnia grows to 24 in. high, and 12 in. wide.
Zinnita Mix is a collection of mini zinnias covered in masses of fully-double 1½-2 in. flowers in shades of orange, white, rose, scarlet, and yellow. Plants are well branched and globe shaped, grow to 8 in. high and wide. Providing quick and easy color, Zinnita Mix zinnia is a top choice for beds, containers, or edging.
Masses of 1¼ in. semi-double and single flowers in shades of orange, pink, red, purple, yellow, and white. The dwarf, 12-18 in. tall plants can begin to flower at 3 in. tall. Thumbelina Mix zinnia thrives in borders and containers.
NEW FOR 2017
Star Starbright zinnia produces single 1½-2 in. wide, star-shaped flowers on graceful, vigorous 14 in. tall plants. Growth is looser, plant shape more informal than traditional zinnias. Plants are disease resistant, and tolerate heat, humidity and drought. Performance in the landscape and the garden is extraordinary. Star Starbright zinnias are also showy, easy to grow annuals for containers and hanging baskets.
How to Plant Zinnia Seeds
Sow zinnia seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 75°F., germination is in 1-2 weeks. Can direct sow zinnia seeds in rows, 6 seeds per foot after all danger of frost. Thin seedlings to 6-18 in. apart.
Full sun. Zinnia plants are easy to grow and heat, drought, and deer resistant. Bloom is continuous over a very long summer and fall season. Zinnia flowers attract butterflies, are excellent for cutting.