Zinnias were among the first flowers that I ever grew, or had even seen growing in a garden. Having grown up in the middle of the city, I wasn’t familiar with the concept that people had “gardens”. It is for this reason that I’m so fond of Benary’s Giant Salmon zinnias. They were the very first flowers that I had ever planted in my own little cut flower garden. They’re still one of my absolute favorites.
The color seems to vary depending upon how long the flowers have been in bloom. New blooms are much darker, while older flowers seem to become faded in the sun. I love how this can create this really pretty ombre effect in the garden.