NC State Extension

Godetia ‘Flamingo Lavender Pink’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 2001

Good Qualities:

Excellent color (4); Stiff stem, no netting, holds up in summer; Mild fragrance; Nice color, good stem length for godetia B Good number stems per plant B Would grow again if less expensive than ‘Grace’; Uniform B Took the heat pretty well, I think that it performed very well for godetia planted so late in the spring in the South (zone 7a); We grew in greenhouse and have never had luck with godetia until now B It bloomed until 6/30/01 and had to remove it because of spider mites B We are trying it as a winter crop too B We think we can do better with it in the winter; Hard to use in bouquets as the branches were short so whole plant needed to be cut B Lots of blooms but really unuseable for us; Exotic looking flowers, cluster on one stem.

Problems:

Too short (3); We are too hot for summer production (IL), all plants dead by 8/15; None; Melted in heat; Flower size was small, could have been because we got it in so late (zone 7a); Needed cooler weather and more nutrients to get good stem length; Poor germination.

Comments:

Similar to ‘Grace’ series from Sakata and to ‘Azalea Show Mix’; 12 day vase-life in tap water at room temperature; Sakata’s Grace series is superior. In Chicago we grow godetia’s as a winter or early spring crop; Dislikes hot weather (zone 6b); It got a lot taller than I expected it to.

Trial Data

Godetia ‘Flamingo Lavender Pink’
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 3.2 15.1 3.5 4.0 3.8 2.9 3.7 126
Range of Responses 0-9 8-25 1-5 1-5 1-4 1-5 1-5 36-144

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

Supplier

American Takii

301 Natividad Rd.

Salinas, CA 93906

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