Years Trialed: 2003, 2004
Easy to grow; Last/late flower in production, perhaps too late in an early year; This is a great plant, I will grow this one again and more of it, it holds up great, produces a lot of stems per plant and everyone loves it; Great plant, very useful in bouquets and loved by florist customers; Plants were in good shape on arrival; Excellent filler flower, lots of 1 inch blooms per stem, lots of very usable side stems for bouquet use, very good vase life with standard postharvest treatments.
Very useful plant, easy to grow, flowers at a time when we need something Anew@; Late summer timing, (Zone 5), spray type flowers make into arrangements quickly; Comes on later in season (Zone 6b), nice spray of flowers, customers really like.
Acts like biennial (3); It dies out after 2 seasons, sometimes only makes it one season; Did not perform as well as previous year; Plants received in spring will be good next year, difficult to germinate seed, powdery mildew.
Inconsistent vase life; Weak plant.
|Plants flowering (%)||Plants dead at end of summer (%)||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)|
|Range of Responses||20-100||0-100||0-20||8-48||1-5||1-5||4-5||1-5||1-5|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
|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)|
|Range of Responses||0-100||4-15||24-48||1||1-4||4||1-5||1-5|
(1) Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.
(2) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
Grow’n Sell/Benary (GS)
320 Lower State Rd.
Chalfont, PA 18914