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Zinnia Elegans ‘Oklahoma Golden Yellow’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 1996

Good Qualities

Color (3); No Xanthomonas. Very good, sturdy plant for a yellow. Have not had good luck with layer Dahlia Flowered Yellows. Good uniformity of size and color.; Highest number of flowers per plant of all varieties tested. Strong habit. Fair vase life with supplemental flower food.


Small flowers (3); I hated the color and so did my florists–Taxi-cab yellow.; Mildew – anthracnose.; A little weak (stems) early in season. Improved in August.; Short stems, disease resistance low, no marketable flowers.; Fungal pathogens and thrips in the greenhouse.


Some feel this color is in abundance at this time of year, if its use as a dried was more practical it may have more appeal.

Trial Data

Zinnia elegans  ‘Oklahoma Golden Yellow’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average 12.1 12.1 3.6 3.6 4.4

¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.


Benary Seed
1444 Larson St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

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