Zinnia elegans-Garden Zinnia. A staple in many gardens, zinnia are bright, cheery and easy to grow. They did better in Dickinson this year; both 'Benary's Giant Mix' and 'Blue Point Formula Mix' got high marks during both evaluation times.

Fargo Dickinson
July 24 September 1 July 12 August 26 Comments
Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr. Hgt. Spr.
Benary's Giant Mix-Ben 15-20" 8-10" to 24" 15-20" 18-24" 8-12" 24-36" 20-24" Fargo - Mix of colors; Nice color mix, did alright all season

Dickinson - Healthy, vigorous and good bloom all season
Blue Point Formula Mix-Ben 12-20 10-12 to 36 15-20 12-15 8-10 24-30 18-20 F - Mix of colors; One of the nicer groups in Fargo

D - Good bloom, healthy, showy all season
Candy Stripe-Pk 10-20 6-8 12-15 ( ) -- -- -- -- F - Color dull; Not uniform, being overtaken by other cultivars by Sept.

D - Not tested
Dahlia Flowered Mix-Pk 4-15 4-8 8-15 6-12 -- -- -- -- F - Mix of colors; Not uniform or vigorous

D - Not tested
Peter Pan Mixture-GS 6-12 2-8 8-10 6-12 8-10 8-10 8-15 10-15 F - Mix of colors; Not uniform in size or vigor, dying by September

D - Good bloom all season, lacked uniformity by August
Short Stuff Mixture-GS 4-6 4-6 6-10 4-10 6-8 8-10 8-12 8-12

F - Mix of colors; No vigor, dying by September

D - Lost vigor by August, colors faded, not uniform