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Zinnia Elegans ‘Oklahoma Pink’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 1996

Good Qualities

Long stems (2); Color (2); Productive (2); Large flowers (2); Good postharvest (2); Reasonable vase life if supplemented with flora life. The best variety of the series for number of stems.; Very little Xanthomonas. Sturdy plants, especially late in season (late August).; Prolonged production,; Strong plant.

Problems

Flowers small (3); Short stems (2); Damping off in the cell packs prevalent if overwatered even once. Also a big draw for thrips in the greenhouse. Disease resistance low. No marketable flowers.; Color and flower size not uniform. Some single (smaller) flowers. Early growth produced weak stems.; Mildew – anthracnose.

Comments

With proper harvesting of flowers they have good potential for cuts, but may be more suitable for the landscape.; There are better pink cultivars.

Trial Data

Zinnia elegans ‘Oklahoma Pink’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average 17.8 13.3 4.2 3.8 4.4

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

Supplier

Benary Seed
1444 Larson St.
Sycamore, IL 60178

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