Breeder:Paul Ecke Ranch
Summary:These plants have an appearance of some older varieties, thus the name “classic” reflects the style. The inflorescence is large with many long, narrow bracts and very large centers. The color is medium red with darker red young bracts that were flat to slightly upright. This is a slightly vigorous cultivar with dark green foliage, and it has good branching. Classic Red is nice looking cultivar that is positioned to be important for markets wanting a distinctive larger plant. We will need to see if it can find a niche in that market. Finish timing is mid-season, except in Florida trials, where it finished earlier.
|Trial Year||Bract Color||Cultivar
|2014||Oct. 15, 2014||Nov. 12, 2014||17.5||15.5|
|2011||Oct. 20, 2011||Nov. 16, 2011||14.5||11.0|
|2010||Oct. 23, 2010||Nov. 21, 2010||18.5||14.0|
|2009||Oct. 17, 2009||Nov. 18, 2009||15.0||13.5|
|2008||Oct. 16, 2008||Nov. 15, 2008||18.0||13.5|