Zinnia ‘Oklahoma Ivory’
Year Trialed: 2004
Year of Trial: First (from 2004 report)
Wonderful cream color (6); High yield (4); Strong stiff long stems, long production period; Very strong stems, Pure white zinnias often look “dirty” but this color was always crisp – I loved using it in mixed bouquets; Nice to brighten bouquets; Good doubleness, even color throughout plants, not too much trouble with brown spots for a light color; Transplanted easily as plugs and grew quickly to fill voids; Another good color, warm white to warm ivory that mixes well in bouquets, smaller flowers, but more consistently double; Mostly double flowers, given a better understanding of this little guy, we may be able to make money with it.
Powdery mildew (3); No special problems (2); Flower heads too small; The color was not all that exciting and was rarely chosen by the consumer; Cut flowers discolored very quickly, also the same for uncut ones; Multi-branching made it difficult to cut for less experienced cutters; Small, branching flowers and stems.
Hydraflor then Floralife; I placed an assortment of the ‘Oklahoma’ zinnias in plain water;they looked good for 9 days, house was air conditioned.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating¹||Repeat Again Rating¹||Ease of Cultivation Rating¹||Average Spacing (in2)||Average Postharvest Life (days)|
|Range of Responses||4-40||12-24||1-4||2-4||2-5||1-5||4-5||25-144||5-10|
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