NC State Extension

Antirrhinum ‘Supreme Light Lavender’

Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2004

Year of Trial: First (from 2004 report)

Good Qualities:

Nice soft lavender color (3); Stem length and good 2nd flush of stems; Early flowering, good stem for earliness; Prolific, early in tunnel, started harvesting May 28, straight stems, branched well; Outdoors: early (first harvest June 1) Zone 5; All had fine fragrance, strong stems, and bloomed the entire summer from late July on, still blooming Oct 31 and cutting 2-3 times/week in late Oct., Vase life 10 days or longer for me with no special treatment, needs to be grown with support net, Zone 6/7; Great fragrance, easy to grow, multiple stems produced during flowering season.

Problems:

In tunnel not as tall as Rose, but otherwise fine; Outdoors medium stem length, moderate productivity, although had second flush of stems late in season; Staking necessary to guarantee good quality flower stem.

Postharvest:

Use floral preservatives for optimum cut flower life.

Comments:

Similar to Rocket and Costa mix; Prefered Goldsmith’s Lavender Lt. Lav. color seemed to float away; Support wire was necessary; of all the cut flowers that we had in our trials, the snapdragons were the most well received by our visitors B not only this cultivar, but snaps in general due to their fragrance, sturdy stems, and great colors.

Trial Data

Antirrhinum ‘Supreme Light Lavender’
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)
Average 4.5 23.0 4.0 3.8 4.3 101 7.0
Range of Responses 1-10 15-37 3-5 3-5 4-5 9-144 7

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

Supplier

Fred C. Gloeckner

600 Mamaroneck Ave.

Harrison, NY 10528-1613

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