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Zone:  Annual 

Height:  90-120 cm (3-4 ft)

Spread:  60-90 cm (2-3 ft)

Bloom:  July-October; huge (10-15 cm, 4-6 in), fully double wine red flowers on strong stems; very showy and great cut for the vase

Light:  Full sun

Water:  Moderate

Soil:  Average; moist with good drainage

Garden site: Mid to back area of perennial bed; colour really punches up more pastel flowers

Zinnia elegans 'Benary's Giants Wine' (Zinnia)

  • Space well for good ventilation and to avoid mildew.