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Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife.

Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News July 2021

July is a great time to sow all sorts of flower seeds. This is a great month to sow Biennials such as Forget-me-Nots, Wallflowers and Sweet William for early flowering next Spring. You can carry on sowing Perennials and Wildflowers in July too. You can also sow quick growing Hardy Annuals such as Poppies and some Half Hardy Annuals such as Sunflowers. Get them going now and they’ll go on flowering until the winter cold sets in and the frost arrives.
There are so many lovely flowers to grow now. Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Dark Zinnia Mix

SKU 00183
£3.50
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Zinnia Dark Mixed Seeds

If you love Dahlias you will love this richly coloured mix of Zinnias. Benary’s Giant Zinnias have fully double Dahlia-like flowers on long strong stems. Blooms are produced for months on end in shades of red, purple and wine. They are brilliant for adding a touch of colour to your garden and lovely for cut flowers. Bees and butterflies love Zinnias too.

Zinnias are natives of Mexico . They thrive in the sun and dislike wet weather. If you can provide a sunny spot and well drained soil then you will be rewarded with buckets of flowers from mid summer until late autumn. This variety Benary’s Giant is popular with flower growers because it has good strong stems and as the name suggests lovely large blooms. Best of all the more flowers you cut the more you get!

Genus Zinnia elegans
Variety 'Benary’s Giant Red', Benary's Giant Wine' & 'Benary's Giant Purple'
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 90cm/3 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow Seeds Sow under cover in April in cells or small pots… Zinnias need light to germinate. Pinch out tips when plants have four true leaves. Zinnias prefer not to be over watered or have their roots disturbed so plant outside carefully after the last frost. Alternatively Benary’s Giant Zinnias can be sown direct into the flowering position from May onwards. Watch out for slugs – they love Zinnia seedlings!
Thin/Plant Out
Plant out well developed young plants in May 30cm/1 foot apart.
Remove the first tall flower when it reaches 45cm/18 inches to encourage the production of side shoots.
Conditions Required Zinnias are Mexican plants so they thrive in sun and dislike wet weather.
Grow them in moist but well drained soil in a sunny spot for best results.
Tall Zinnias like Benary’s Giant grown for cut flowers need netting support and regular feeding to encourage flower production.
Flower Production
Takes 12-14 weeks from seed to flowering. Zinnias flower from mid summer until late autumn usually for a good three months. Successive sowings will give you flowers until the first frosts.
Picking Pick flowers when the flowers are fully open and the stem is stiff (if it is soft and bendy then wait a day or two) then remove all leaves and side shoots. Leave in deep water for several hours in a shady place to condition. Zinnias last 7 -10 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations Grow Zinnias with other half hardy annuals such as Cosmos, Dahlias and Nicotiana.


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