Zinnia Elegans ‘Giant Dahlia Polar Bear’
Years Trialed: 1996
Color (2); Flower head size (2); Long stems (2); Good strong thick stems, strong upright plants.; Good white.; Color is nice but quality easily lost. Earliest harvest was best.; Large flowers.
White flowers tend to turn brown around the edges (2).; Insect and other damage stands out more than with other varieties which may be overcome by more frequent harvesting.; Disease resistance low, no marketable flowers.; Plants seem weaker than the rest of the series.; Extremely slow and poor germination as well as slow growth following retarded establishment in the plots. In general, just a poor performer as a field grown cut flower (Olds, Alberta).
|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