Antirrhinum Snapdragon ‘Apollo Purple’
Years Trialed: 1998
Great color – magenta (10); Long, straight stems (5); Bloomed very early (earlier than ‘Rocket’ snaps) (4); Seed germination very good (4); Easy to grow (2); Many cuts per plant; No lag time between first cuts & next round of flowers (2); Unusual snapdragon form (2); Long blooming time; Pretty flowers; Good for market; 74% germination; Excellent stem strength with no support; Kept producing flowers until frost
Florets are too far apart on stems (4); Very thin stems – weak (2); Flowers unevenly spaced (2); Somewhat spindly stems – not quite as durable as other varieties (2); Not as full a flower as ‘Rocket’ (2); Flowers are too simple; Flowers fall off the stem too easily; They don’t look like snaps; Don’t really fill in a bouquet well; Don’t like the form of the flower as much as other varieties; Stems not as thick as ‘Animation’; Short cutting season.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating (1)||Repeat Again Rating (1)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)|
(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 438
West Chicago, IL 60186