NC State Extension

Antirrhinum Expt. G3,4 White

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 2003

Good Qualities:

Bright white (5); Strong stems (4); Earlier than ‘Rocket’, tall; Produced all season; Summer long blooms (June-Oct.); Large florets, longer flower head than the Rose; Flowers were a good quality, white blooms held well in vase; Nice size, very strong field performer with long season of useable bloom, no rust.

Problems:

Not outstanding; None; Florets loosely spaced, not a real full-looking snapdragon; Slow to rebloom; Did not perform in Zone 11; Need to use netting; Showed early rust challenges; Would have liked longer stems, but ours was a very dry summer.

Comments:

Similar ‘Orlando White’ and ‘Rocket White’; Did not harvest due too short/poor quality flower; Did not appear as anything special as compared to the current ‘Rocket’ series; Still blooming in mid Oct. after 5 degree of frost, pinched early May in greenhouse before transplanting; Florets drop off when handling; Used one tier of support net -two would have been better.

Trial Data

Antirrhinum Expt. G3,4 White
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1) Repeat Again Rating (2) Ease of Cultivation Rating (2) Average Spacing (in2)
Average 6.2 16.2 3.8 3.6 3.7 4.0 149
Range of Responses 0-17 8-24 3-5 1-5 2-5 3-5 36-432

(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

PanAmerican Seed

P.O. Box 438

West Chicago, IL 60186

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