NC State Extension

Godetia ‘Flamingo Rose Eye’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 2001

Good Qualities:

Beautiful color (5); Stiff stems, similar color to lavendar, bit more rose, very showy, holds up in summer; 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); Long lasting; 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; Unique, exotic looking flowers, cluster on one stem.

Problems:

None; We are too hot for summer production (IL), all plants dead by 8/15; Too short to harvest, 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.

Comments:

Similar to Grace Series (2) and ‘Azalea Show Mix;’ 12 day vase-life in tap water at room temperature; Sakata’s Grace series is superior B 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 B Customers really liked this one; Would be a great candidate for Acut flower of the year: My favorite in the trial.

Trial Data

Godetia ‘Flamingo Rose Eye’
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 4.0 16.5 4.5 5.0 4.7 3.6 4.2 106
Range of Responses 0-9 6-30 3-5 5 3-5 1-5 2-5 36-240

(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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