Early Mars Red

Breeder:
Syngenta
Summary:
Early Mars Red lived up to its name and flowered about 2 weeks earlier, in mid-November, than Mars Red. As with the rest of the Mars series, the bracts are smaller than average and are held very flat. Early Mars Red produces strong, upright plants with a uniform appearance and dark green leaves. Early Mars Red was similar in height or actually a bit taller, depending on the location, than Mars Red, which is unusual in that early-flowering versions of a cultivar are usually shorter than their namesakes. Early Mars Red has the color of the original Mars Red.
Color Vigor Timing
Red Medium Early Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 8, 2017 Nov. 13, 2017 17.0 10.5
2016 Oct. 14, 2016 Nov. 18, 2016 14.5 11.0
2015 Oct. 12, 2015 Nov. 18, 2015 17.0 10.5
2014 Oct. 8, 2014 Nov. 16, 2014 16.5 11.5
2013 Oct. 15, 2013 Nov. 27, 2013 18.0 11.0
2012 Oct. 13, 2012 Nov. 26, 2012 14.5 10.0

Early Mars Red
North Carolina State University
2017

Early Mars Red
North Carolina State University
2016

Early Mars Red
North Carolina State University
2015

Early Mars Red
North Carolina State University
2014

Early Mars Red
North Carolina State University
2013

Early Mars Red
North Carolina State University
2012

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 30, 2017 Nov. 26, 2017 19.0 19.0
2016 Oct. 26, 2016 Nov. 18, 2016 12.5 15.0

Early Mars Red
University of Florida
2017

Early Mars Red
University of Florida
2016