Paul Ecke Ranch
This cultivar was Oglevee ‘Red Angel’, but has been renamed and put back into trials because of grower demand. Brilliant Red is low to medium vigor with dark green leaves. In Ontario, the small bracts were displayed flat well above the foliage but produced essentially no cyathia. In Florida and NCSU trials, the plants had medium sized, bright red bracts with distinct centers and a large number of cyathia. However, bracts did not lay flat; rather they turned in different directions and appeared crowded together. As the plants matured, they were subject to some cyathia drop and bract edge burn and Botrytis. In Ontario, Brilliant Red finished Nov 28 and Dec. 1 at 62° and 66°, respectively. At NCSU, it finished Nov. 22.