Zinnia Elegans ‘Giant Dahlia Dream’
Years Trialed: 1996
Exciting color (7); Long stems (3); Strong stems (2); A useable size flower head for a ‘giant’ series. Good stem length and fair vase life with supplemental flower food.; Huge flowers.; Prolonged production.; Large, long lasting.
Mildew (2); Fungal pathogens and thrips in the greenhouse. Poorer germination than the other varieties tested. Inconsistent flowering, some almost single flowered similar to a daisy while others were full but not round like the cutting types.; Tends to have more single blooms than other colors.; Poor disease resistance. Didn’t cut a single stem-no useable stems.; Variable appearance.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating¹||Repeat Again Rating¹||Ease of Cultivation Rating¹|
¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
1444 Larson St.
Sycamore, IL 60178