NC State Extension

Godetia ‘Flamingo Salmon’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 2001

Good Qualities:

Great color (7); Sell themselves quickly, long-lasting vase-life; Stiff stems, no netting required; 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; Difficult to blend in with other colors B Exotic looking flowers; cluster on one stem.

Problems:

Too short (2); In field rain and wind damage; Japanese beetles love the flowers; Some leaf spot; We are too hot for summer production (IL); all plants dead by 8/15; No production of useable stems; Melted in heat; Flower size was small, could have been because we got it in so late; Needed cooler weather and more nutrients to get good stem length.

Comments:

Best to grow in cold frame, yields more stems per plant, longer stem and no rain damage; 7 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 Salmon’
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 15.3 4.3 5.0 4.5 3.4 3.7 92
Range of Responses 0-9 6-30 3-5 5 3-5 1-5 2-5 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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