Gomphrena ‘Audray Pink’
Year Trialed: 2009
Beautiful color (6); Long stems (4); Productive (4); Strong stems (3); Great flower size and foliage; Attractive filler in arrangements, especially well adapted to warm tunnels in summer; Consistent flower color; Nice big bloom, easier to harvest than some gomphrenas. Branching habit, very productive plants even in cool coastal CA; Very good branching structure, would be very good for bouquets, this also made it easy to see where to cut in order for new keep new growth coming, the plants grew very well and were taller than the Las Vegas series, did not get affected by disease the same as the Las Vegas series, had a little brown/red on edges of leaves but that is it; This is a very tall cultivar, easy to harvest, I would grow this one again; Color mixed well with many other flowers for bouquets, nice accent, germination was good; Plants were taller and stems easier to cut than the Las Vegas species, flower was also a little larger, but later to fill out than the Las Vegas.
Stems not long enough (3); None (2); Slow to bloom; Inconsistent stem length.
Gomphrena ‘Purple Red’; Growing the same as other gomphrenas.
I only used plain water, perhaps a hydrating solution would have helped, flowers had “bent neck” syndrome after one or two days and were really droopy in arrangements; Cool water, Floralife, cool after cutting and don’t leave in heat of the field; Water; Postharvest life “forever”.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (1)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)||Average Spacing (in2)||Average Postharvest Life (days)|
|Range of Responses||2-60||8-26||3-4||2-5||2-5||3-5||4-5||36-144||3-14|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
301 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906