Zinnia ‘Oklahoma Mix’
Years Trialed: 1997
+ Resistant to mildew (2); Small flower size (2); Excellent color (2); High germination rate; Prolific bloomers; Yellows, reds, super producers; Durable plant; Nice strong stems; Beautiful; It was great. It was continually in bloom and very disease resistant. It had good vase life; Very prolific. We picked and picked and picked. Stems are very long and strong. Good market appreciation; Beautiful flower, small diameter for a Zinnia but I liked that. They didn’t overpower the arrangement; No problems.
Limited color range (2); Stem length too short, unless entire plant was harvested, or at least half of it at a time. I feel stem length might have been better if we had cut them back very hard, as it was, we only cut them hard once or twice, but they were bushier, not longer length between nodes. Difficult for us to sell in the market place; Seems to take a long time before stems got long enough on plant to pick, maybe I was too over-anxious; Cool summer-had a slow time getting going-did not bloom until mid September; Wet and cool Aug & Sept. caused mildew to appear early. Browned flowers. Flower size was not well accepted-ok in mixes; A poor performer as a field grown cut flower. This is partly due to the location of our plots this year; Powdery mildew was a big problem.
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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