All About Zinnias!

Sunshine Mix Zinnias

What's good to plant right now? If you're in the northern hemisphere, it's a GREAT time to plant ZINNIAS! Zinnias, native to the Southwest US, Mexico, and Central and South America, are consistently some of our most popular annuals and bestsellers, and for good reason.

Benary's Giant Orange zinnia Sun Gold Hybrid zinnia

Zinnias are easy to grow from seed and, if planted now, will be blooming for a long fall season. Zinnias are facultative short-day plants, which means that they will flower faster and more copiously when growing in the progressively shorter, hotter days of July and August. Plant zinnias in July and enjoy beautiful blooms suitable for cutting or just admiring in as few as 6-8 weeks!

Magellan Mix zinnias

Zinnias will bring incredible color to your late summer and fall garden, while many varieties attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. Some varieties of zinnia even attract hummingbirds!

Burpeeana Giants Mix zinnia Benary's Giant bright pink zinnia

SGS sells over ONE HUNDRED varieties of zinnia! We're sure you'll find something that tickles your fancy, from dwarf plants with petite flowers all the way to the Benary's Giant series of plants that grow up to 3 feet tall and with huge (4-6" across) flowers.

Magellan Mix zinnias

Zinnias bloom in every color except blue, and some are variegated, striped, or dotted. In traditional Victorian floriography, zinnias mean "thinking of absent friends." A zinnia was one of the first flowers to bloom in space, on the International Space Station.

Burpeeana Giants Mix zinnia

Many varieties of zinnia are disease-resistant, deer-resistant, and heat/drought tolerant. They're a perfect annual for your summer and fall garden.

Magellan Starburst Mix zinnias