NC State Extension

Godetia ‘Flamingo White’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 2001

Good Qualities:

Nice clear white flowers (4); Most upright of godetia, similar to others; A good godetia especially if seed/plug is 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 branches were short so whole plant had to be cut; Exotic looking flowers, cluster on one stem.

Problems:

Too short (4). More disease problems, smaller flower; We are too hot for summer production (IL), all plants dead by 8/15; Decimated by beetles; Melted in heat; Flower size was small, could have been because we got it in so late, attracted every thrip that ever blew into this state; Pretty flowers; Got brown spots on petals, needed cooler weather and more nutrients to get good stem length.

Comments:

Similar to ‘Azalea Show Mix’; 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 White’
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 2.7 13.5 3.4 3.7 3.7 2.9 3.5 124
Range of Responses 0-9 6-30 1-5 1-5 1-5 1-5 1-5 21-432

(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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