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Zinnia Elegans ‘Giant Dahlia Golden State’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 1996

Good Qualities

Color (5); Flower head size (3); Long stems (3); A fair vase life with supplemental flower food.; Long lasting cut.; Excellent germination!; Prolonged production.


Plants fell over, many flowers lost on the ground.; Flower not as uniform as other varieties, different shades and sizes.; Scraggly plants with dull colors. Looked dirty.; Mildew and anthracnose.; Color fades in field quicker than others cultivars.; Disease resistance low, no marketable flowers.; Variable stem length. Mostly good long stems–some short, stocky plants


Received very well by local market.

Trial Data

Zinnia elegans ‘Giant Dahlia Golden State’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average 8.1 16.8 3.9 3.8 4.1

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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