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Zinnia Elegans ‘Giant Dahlia Exquisite’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 1996

Good Qualities

Color (5); Flower size (2); Long vaselife (2); Prolonged production.; Long stems.; Very double blooms.; Strong plants, thick stems.


Disease resistance low, no marketable flowers.


In the top 3 favorites of this year’s cuts.; One of the strongest colors of the series–a real standout.

Trial Data

Zinnia elegans ‘Giant Dahlia Exquisite’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average 11.2 18.0 4.6 4.6 4.6

¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.


Benary Seed
1444 Larson St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

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