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Zinnia ‘Giant Dahlia Crimson Monarch’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 1995

Good Qualities

Color (5), long stems (3), good postharvest (2), flower size (2), sturdy stems (2), long harvest period, good germination, a really good red, fully double flowers, thrived in drought, good producer, lasted up to eight days as an untreated fresh cut.


Powdery mildew (4), no problems, grasshoppers, needed to be staked, florists complained that they didn’t hold up as well.

Trial Data

Zinnia ‘Giant Dahlia Crimson Monarch’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average 28.9 17.2 4.2 4.5 4.8

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


Ernest Benary
1444 Larson St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

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