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Zinnia Seeds - California Giants Zinnia elegans

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Unit Size Unit Price Savings Qty
Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $11.95
1/4 Pound $27.95 42%
1 Pound $59.95 69%
5 Pounds $209.95
($41.99/lb.)
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  • Tall-growing annual with bright, large, multi-colored blooms
  • Popular variety that's easy to grow with prolific Summer blooms
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Zinnias - Plant California Giants Zinnia Seeds

Developed in 1926, Heirloom California Giant Zinnias produce stems as tall as 4 feet with huge 5" blooms, making this variety ideal for cut flowers! The shape of the flower is a bit more open than the Dahlia Flowered variety, with petals rounded on the end.

Easy to grow, Zinnias look wonderful when planted "en masse". Plant Zinnia California Giant flower seeds in full sun, in beds and borders for a bright and colorful garden. And then, the more you cut, the more they bloom!

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Zinnia Seeds - California Giants
    Botanical Name:Zinnia elegans
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:upright and tall with large flowers
    Features:Open Pollinated, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
    Color:Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White, Purple
    Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Plant Height:up to 48 inches
    Plant Spacing:6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Packet:500 mg
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant California Giants Zinnia Seeds

    When to Plant Zinnia Seeds

    Zinnias are best started directly outdoors in locations where spring warms up early. Keep in mind that Zinnias are native to Mexico, where they have become accustomed to long, hot summers. They are classed as tender annuals and can be directly sown into the garden after all danger of frost is over and daytime temps are at least 50F and above. In cooler climates, start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before your area’s average last-frost date. Harden off the plants by vacationing trays outside for a few hours per day before planting them in your garden.

    Where to Plant Zinnia Seeds

    Choose a spot that has full sun. Zinnias can thrive in a wide array of well-draining soil conditions.

    How to Plant Zinnia Seeds

    Turn over the soil in the area you want to plant your zinnias and work in 2 or 3 inches of compost or peat moss to help improve soil fertility and drainage. Plant the seeds only about ¼” – ½” deep and you should see seedlings sprout in four to seven days. Once the seedlings reach about 3” tall, thin them to maximize air circulation, and prevent powdery mildew. The dwarf varieties, reaching a height of 1 to 1 ½ feet, should be planted or thinned to about 9” apart, while the taller 3-feet varieties should be spaced about 1 foot apart.

    If starting your zinnias indoors, fill up your pots with organic potting mix. Saturate the potting mix with water and then place two zinnia seeds into each planting cell or pot. Press into the soil for good seed-to-soil contact and then cover with approximately ½” of the potting mix.

    Place your zinnias in an area that will receive plenty of warmth (65-70F) and light. Keep your zinnia seeds moistened, checking on them every day or two. Expect to see germination in about 7 to 10 days. Once your seedlings reach about 2 ½ - 3” tall, they are ready to be transplanted outdoors.

    Zinnias may be transplanted with ease, as it is possible to move the plants when they are in full flower! Although they thrive best in full sun, they will also endure partial shade.

    How to Care for Zinnias

    Water the area of your zinnia plants carefully, do not get the stems or leaves wet since zinnias are prone to mildew. Keep your zinnia garden lightly moistened, and let the area dry out between watering. The beauty of zinnias is that you can spend your attention elsewhere while they bloom profusely summer to autumn.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Planting Video

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

Product Reviews

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 37 reviews
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Beautiful. Excellent germination

Last year I bought an ounce. This year I bought a pound.
Excellent germination, I intend to throw these seeds everywhere I have bare dirt. I’m going to disk a row in my pasture for them, the butterflies and hummingbirds love them and I love their easy care and incredible color. Great seeds and great delivery.

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Sunroom viewing

I planted 1 pound last year on the south side of my sunroom. After planting I used preen and sat back and enjoyed them all summer. Have listed my house for sale and will provide the new owner with a pound of seed if I have to move before planting time.

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Beautiful, butterflies love them!

Planted just a few seeds in mid June in NC this year and now by mid July they are up to my waist and blooming beautifully. Butterflies, bees and small birds love them! For best results I spaced them at about 8-12 inches and added stakes for support because last year they were very crowded and after numerous rains started to develop brown spots and started to fall over. They are awesome in the full sun( and it did get up to 100F this summer), yet they are hardy and happy looking. They do love water and require regular watering but really very low maintenance otherwise, just water, and enjoy them take off!

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Never disappoints!

These seeds are fool proof in my experience. I plant a whole pound of them in a mass planting every year and the display is stunning. My friend planted 10 pounds in a field for her wedding and it was the most beautiful sight ever.
These zinnias are worth their weight in gold.

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You cannot go wrong with these zinnias

This is my second review of these after planting in 2017 and 2018. Will plant more this year. High germination rate, bloom after bloom, great color on hardy plants easily reaching 4 feet tall. These are absolutely foolproof, so much payoff for very little effort. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. And I do too, of course.

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Amazing

These were absolutely beautiful. I planted them in an area with shallow soil and full sun, under bushes, in my front yard. I have tried so many things there and have not been happy. But, these zinnias took no effort and were gorgeous. I had people stop daily to talk about them. Ended up cutting daily and handing out as gifts and making new friends.

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Beautiful Color and Long Lasting Cut Flowers

I am delighted with the results of this Zenia mix. I live in Jamestown, Colorado at 7,000 feet and I have recommended Eden Brother's seeds to all of my neighbors asking for tours of my gardens.

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Really attract butterflies

They are especially important for migratory Monarch butterflies, which have declined by 90% in number over the past 20 years. Easy to grow. No maintenance.

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Beautiful

Absolutely Beautiful!!!
These 5 feet tall by 5 feet wide plants are absolutely Beautiful. Great cutting flower but petals are also great in salads.

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Stunning

We live in the DFW area of Texas. I scattered the seeds throughout my backyard in March last year. Nothing much happened until May or so when they suddenly all of them sprouted. By 4th of July weekend, my backyard garden was covered with thousands of zinnias. They continued to bloom well into November. We loved them but our friends and visitors were absolutely infatuated with them. So there will be more houses in DFW this summer radiating color because they all bought seeds when I explained exactly how easy they are to grow. Throw them on the ground with some decently soft soil (anything better than clay). Don't cover them. Don't over water them. Don't touch them. They are awesome!

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wonderfull

I planted a row of these last summer. Let me tell you . I had a row about 4 ft. by 50 ft. It was amazing. I cut and cut and cut and cut . I took buckets of zinnias to work and to the elderly homes and it was amazing the responses that I received. I am planning a bed in my front yard this year to display the beauty of these. I live in the panhandle of florida and they lasted till Thanksgiving ... simply amazing .

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My freebie seeds

I rec'd a packet of these unexpectedly with my bulb order as a "thank you." How happy I was! Zinnias do fantastically well here in the Florida panhandle. These were no different, blooming like crazy, even with all the rain. Thanks, Eden!

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WOW

Planted these last year in a 3'X8" container. They went "nuts". My first try at zinnias. Awesome results. This year my planter is 10'x2' in size. This should be spectacular. They do love water. :)

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WOW

Planted these last year in a 3'X8" container. They went "nuts". My first try at zinnias. Awesome results. This year my planter is 10'x2' in size. This should be spectacular. They do love water. :)

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Beautiful Plants

I sowed these seeds in a new bed and they germinated almost immediately. The plants are doing great and I am looking forward to many blooms.

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Happy Customer

Received the seeds super fast. Excellent quality. Came up 3 days after planting. Can't wait till I have flowers

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continued confidence

I recently made my annual purchase of the California Giants and have them sown already...and, as always, the germination appears to be nearly 100%. My Mother saved a slice of her garden for Zinnias and mine are a memorial to her. The strip in my garden is about 10'X 70'. The ground is green with seedlings. With care and water as needed, I will again have the large colorful blooms that they deliver every year. That is why I purchase from Eden Brothers. With their seeds I get a sea of beautiful color rather than frustration, and these Zinnias will offer their beauty till frost. The Lord willing, I will be purchasing them again next year. So, just save me a couple pounds.

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Fast Germination

Excellent Germination and grwth, planted and within 3 days had sprouts and now after two weeks they are a good 2 inches tall with nice leaf growth off the stem.

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Giants indeed!!

Awesome. Growing well

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Zinna Seeds

Excellent growing . Not yet bloomed.

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Seeds

Thank you for the package of seeds. In the ground now. I have given your web site address to many of my friends in Chicago. Things take a little longer to germinate here. Thanks again

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These are beautiful!!

I've planted these in the past and they have been gorgeous! People stop by the yard all the time and many come to take pictures!

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dependable!

I only buy these zinnas they really grow and are very reasonable esp when you buy by pound we plant in pots where we put 12 inch nails thru bottom to keep frm blowing over they grow 4 feet high!!

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Blooms gone too quickly

The flowers are beautiful and I've been planting them for several summers, I plant them along the road to replace the tulips of spring and receive plenty of compliments through out the summer and fall. The only problem I had was last summer, neighbors are coming and clipping the flowers. It was so bad that I was left with only the dead heads. This year I plan to put them inside my fence and guard them with my two Dobermans.

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Beautiful

The colors are so vibrant and the blooms are abundant. Bloomed all summer and we are now going into October and they are still full of life. Very easy to get them started. I just spread the seeds on top of mulch and raked the mulch a little. Watered them daily and before I knew it there was an ocean of color. They seem to like it hot. The seeds I planted on the south side of the house which has dark brown siding grew faster and bigger than the same side that has a stone wall.
Everyone was just dazzled by their brilliance. They are a real crowd pleaser.

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Drop Dead Gorgeous

The germination rate is excellent - the plant is super hardy. Not only do they get tall, the flowers are show stoppers. Great colors, interesting change in blossom as it matures.Birds love the seed heads, a hummingbird/bee fave - drought hardy! Worth every penny!!!!

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order

First time ordering from Eden but won't be my last! Quick delivery and item as shown on website. Thanks Eden!

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Zinnia's

Beautiful, Germination rate 99%.

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reminds us of our Grandmothers

zinnias zinnias zinnias!!! let the riotous color splash explode in abundance! We love our Eden Seeds!! So easy to grow year after year!!

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growing nicely

growing nicely

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Quick Starters

These seeds popped very quickly. I would not hesitate to buy these if Zinnias are what your looking for. Can't verify height yet as they are less than 2 weeks old.

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good results

germination rates are very high with these - weather is above seventy during day and mostly mid sixties at night. Very pleased! Can't wait for the blossoms

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Zinnia - California Giants

planted about 3 weeks ago - sprouted and growing, approximately three inches high. time to do some thinning.

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magical

We planted fields of these for our september '11 wedding- 10 pounds worth- it was beyond spectacular, we sowed them fairly densely, didn't have time to thin them, and the results were stellar. incredible return on effort output. we can't bring water to the fields, so wanted something scrappy that could withstand the NY summer, and they far exceeded our expectations.

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good results

we have been growing these giant zinnias for the last 5 years and we have always had perfect results. the whole neighborhood wants to know how we do it. simple way to add lasting color all summer long. we will do this until ???

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Yes, I like That!

I agree. Great results. Hoping for more this year.

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Sea of Colors

Right now, besides being a sea of color, it is also a hangout for butterflies, hummingbirds, and assorted flying insects. It is amazing but, at least in past years, this plot will keep blooming and look at least nearly like this, until frost.

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