Gomphrena ‘Las Vegas White’
Year Trialed: 2009
Pure white color (2); Prolific flowering (2); No pest or disease problems; No browning; Long lasting in the field, easy to cut in clumps; Best of the Las Vegas series, cannot see white flowers coming out from flower heads because flower head is white; Color mixed well with many other flowers for bouquets, nice accent, germination was good.
Too short (3); Not so short it made it unusable; Flower heads small, weak and floppy, especially later in the season; about 10 days later than other Las Vegas lines to start flowering; None; Difficult to see where to cut to keep new growth coming, was affected by disease more significantly than gomphrena ‘Audray Pink’ and ‘Purple Red’; Not a problem, but I think the stems were so full that when I tried to cut them they easily got tangled up; Was so much shorter than my regular QIS purple and pink gomphrena that I did not bother to cut it, stem length was 6 to 8 inches.
Gomphrena ‘Las Vegas Pink’ and ‘Las Vegas Purple’, different color but reacted to disease the same and had same growing habit; Growing the same as other gomphrenas.
None; 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||3-60||11-21||2||4||2-4||1-5||3-5||36-168||6-14|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
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