Zinnia, Benary's Scarlet
Tall zinnias are perfect in the vegetable garden as well as in borders or containers--they don't get lost in the foliage, draw all kinds of pollinating and pest-eating insects, and are one of the best flowers for cutting. Not to mention giving the garden a big dose of just plain joy. Butterlies LOVE them. This is a rich saturated red that looks great with either cool or hot colors and won't fade out in blinding summer sunlight. Try it at the end of your corn blocks, or against a fence covered in "Heavenly Blue" morning glories. Great mid-size companion for sunflowers, covering their bare stalks. Start a month early or just direct-sow at the same time as corn and beans. 25 seeds.