Antirrhinum ‘Opus III / IV Bright Red’
Year Trialed: 2009
Great color (4); The only difference I could see between the two was that the stem on ‘Opus Red’ was a dark red color while the stem on ‘Opus Bright Red’ was green, ‘Opus Bright Red’ was the first to bloom at the beginning of July – perfect for July 4 bouquets!; Healthy, productive plants; Tall, strong stems, attractive dark red florets; Good stem length; I thought they were both great colors but they did not sell well for me, not sure why; Great for late summer planting, uniform growth, vigorous grower, good stem quality, vibrant color.
Tip breaks more easily than other varieties; Stems not as strong as some ‘Opus’ varieties that I have bought as plugs, but that may be because of my handling rather than a cultivar defect; Not a great difference in color to the others; Minor rust susceptibility.
Other Opus varieties.
None (2); Cut into hydrator and store in holding; Water.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (1)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)||Average Spacing (in2)||Average Postharvest Life (days)|
|Range of Responses||1-19||15-50||3-4||3-4||3-5||3-5||4-5||9-144||7-16|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
P.O. Box 1349
Gilroy, CA 95021