Zinnia ‘Uproar Rose’
Trial Started: 2005
Year of Trial: First (from 2005 report)
Brilliant color (13); Good doubleness (5); Mildew resistant (4); Sturdy stems (2); Very healthy plants; Excellent producer with long, strong stems, and continuous bloom – good size; One of the prettiest zinnias I have ever seen; EVERYTHING!!! – this zinnia tied with another we trialed in terms of being a top performer in or drought-stricken gardens this summer, it really stood out from all the other zinnias! – blooms were very large- about 5-6 inches nearly all season, plants had nice height, phenomenal repeat bloom- we pulled a whole lot of zinnias from this variety and had very little need to deadhead, every stem readily sold, bugs were about the same on this as for other zinnias, but they stood up to late season mildew better than any other zinnia we have seen, we cannot say enough good things about this zinnia!; Large flower; Good germinator; Very floriferous, good rebloom; Good stem length; Bloomed reliably, we harvested from July thru October 20th. (Zone 5/6); Easy to grow and profitable, market of wholesale and retail market appreciates zinnias because they can not be shipped easily; Really flower form, different than other cultivars I’ve seen; Produced well, looking forward to additional colors.
Short (3); None (2); Not as vigorous as Benary’s Series, which were planted under same conditions directly nearby, did not get many large double blooms, will not likely plant next year as seed was much more expensive ( through one seed catalog) for 2006 growing season than Benary’s Giant series; Size; Japanese beetles were a bit of a problem.
Had great success cutting zinnias directly into plain water and then transferring to a clean bucket of plain water with no preservatives or quick dip when processed in bunches, the wholesaler kept zinnias outside of cooler, which seemed to work well; Not too much sugar in holding solution. See separate postharvest report in this issue for results from NC State University postharvest evaluations.
|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||5-23||12-30||4-5||2-5||3-5||3-5||3-5||9-288||6-10.5|
¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
P.O. Box 1349
Gilroy CA 95021