Simply THE BEST Zinnias!

Want big time color and pizazz in your summer garden? Look no farther than Zinnias! These old-fashioned MILDEW RESISTANT ZINNIAS grow super tall (to a proper 3'!) They're ridiculously ruffled, and bloom all summer and into fall with deadheading and a little side dressing of compost mid-season. Standing tall and proud, they attract fluttering hordes of butterflies, bees and beneficial insects – you'll never go back to dwarfed box-store Zinnias again! And did we mention you'll get cut flowers to fill every room in the house with a carnival of color! All zinnias prefer full sun and average water. Annuals - All zones.

Zinnia elegans 'Zowie'

Wowie! Utterly festive, semi-double blooms to 4” across appear in carnival tri-colors of magenta, red and gold. A yummy large central cone is topped with tiny bright yellow “flowers.” Nicely branching to 30” x 30”, these guys are highly MILDEW RESISTANT. Rich soil for best show. Blooms for months. Butterflies!!! Cut flowers!

Zinnia elegans 'Raggedy Ann'

Totally fun old fashioned 3-4' tall branching Zinnias bearing double flowers 4”-5” across with curved and twisted petals. Flower colors vary from pinks to oranges and yellows. It’s always a surprise! Super cool for cutting! Long blooming, self-sowing annuals.

Zinnia 'Queen Red Lime'

A relative newcomer, and startlingly different with its 3” double-domed blooms of lime green petals surrounded by successive rows of peach, antique rose and deep rose – amazing!

Zinnia 'Queen Lime Orange'

Vigorous, tall and multi-branching, the 3” flowers open lime green, then gradually age to a lovely apricot-orange for a showy gradation of color. One of the best cut flowers.

The Benary’s Giants!

If you love Zinnias in your summer garden and you haven’t tried Benary’s Giants, you’re missing out! Healthy, mildew resistant, extra-multi-branching and extra-long blooming, huge double blooms are up to 6” across! What’s more, they’re not dwarfed, with a great 3’ x 2’ overall size – so yay! Don’t crowd; air circulation is important to the health of plants. Great in beds or containers (15+ gallon) they’re simply enchanting and a must for every summer garden.

Zinnia elegans 'Benarys Giant Lime'

Sure to steal the limelight, these fab blooms look extra cool paired with pinks, oranges and darker foliage. Bears extra-double blooms to 4” across held on strong multi-branching stems. Mildew and deer resistant, they bloom for several months.

Zinnia elegans 'Benarys Giant Salmon Rose'

Softer in color, it contrasts wonderfully against other Benary “brights”, especially ‘Lime’. Super-double blooms to 6” across are a big butterfly favorite and make amazing cut flowers!

Zinnia elegans 'Benarys Giant Wine'

How can you resist this sexy vivid magenta color – impossible! Blooms 4-6" wide on 3-4' tall plants that up the WOW factor in any garden!

Zinnia elegans 'Benarys Giant Coral'

Saturated clear coral blooms fit perfectly between orange and red. Their vigor means blooms early summer thru late fall. You don’t have to plant many to get an impressive show

Tomorrow in the Nursery!
MAY In-Person Speaker Series Event

CA Wild Flowers & Climate Change "Beauty & the Beast"
Author Talk with Rob Badger & Nita Winter

This talk will focus on California native plants and conservation, and the making of their award-winning book, “Beauty and the Beast”, that chronicles, with breathtaking imagery, their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California and the West. Rob and Nita capture powerful images that create awareness, support land conservation, and inspire positive change. Their keen eye, and attention to detail transforms the way we see landscapes and wildflowers, into the story of humanity’s impact on the planet. This talk will be fun and inspirational for all plant enthusiasts and offer some great photo tips too!

When: Friday, May 13th at 1pm in the Nursery - rain or shine
Where: Retail Nursery in Richmond CA
Admission: FREE - Advance ticket reservation required for seated area, but if that fills up we still have plenty of standing room space and drop ins are welcome.
GET TICKETS - Sign-up on Eventbrite

Books will be available for sale at the talk and Rob and Nita will be happy to autograph it for you.
Makes a beautiful gift!

Covid-19 Advisory: All guests will be required to wear face coverings during the talk for although this event will take place outdoors, due to space limitations, we are not able to offer socially distant seating.

To learn more about Rob and Nita and their photography, visit their website.

More new veggies are here!  Mother Nature is warming things up and it’s time to get planting your edibles garden! If your favorites are still not yet available, add them to your wish list and we’ll email you as soon as they’re ready. If you’re local, we have many more varieties in our retail nursery, including some great melons, and unusual tomato varieties that will grow in containers, or don’t mind the coastal coolness, are great for sauces and simply taste great.


It’s full of even more new plants that will make your summer gardens spectacular!

View it online or request a copy here. It's free!


It’s been an unusually cool and rainy April here and consequently quite a few of our spring and summer catalog plants are still growing and a bit behind schedule.  But they’ll be available soon! To help keep you informed we’ve prepared a weekly Growing Status update for catalog plants as a pdf. If something isn’t available online now but is listed in the “Be Right Back” section (of our Catalog Growing Status update PDF) that means we have more successive crops growing and it will be available again real soon. Add these plants to your wish list and we’ll send you an email as soon as they’re back.

to see NEW PLANTS this week!
Or check out or current availability list for a fabulous selection!

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Nursery: 740 Market Ave. Richmond, CA 94801
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