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Zinnia Elegans ‘Oklahoma Salmon’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 1996

Good Qualities

Color (5); Of the varieties grown, this one produced the second best for length of stems as well as numbers of flowers and useable stems.; Productive when stays alive.


Small flowers (4); Short stems (3); Not uniform.; Fungal pathogens and thrips.; Disease resistance low, no marketable flowers.; Largest amount of Xanthomonas. Petals also sometimes flecked with darker color.; Mildew.


Easy to grow inside or out, but performs better in the greenhouse.; Acceptable cultivar in markets where smaller flowers are okay.; Least liked color of the series.

Trial Data

Zinnia elegans ‘Oklahoma Salmon’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹
Average 16.5 15.0 4.1 3.7 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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