Leona Red

Breeder:
Beekenkamp
Summary:
This vigorous cultivar with strong upright stems has smooth medium red bracts that point upward at the tip. Plants flowered late midseason. This cultivar performed differently in the northern and southern trials. In North Carolina, the inflorescences were stretched out with long internodes between the bracts. In addition, cyathia clusters were large with long petioles on the bracts, producing large open inflorescences. Despite its vigor plants responded well to PGRs. In Ontario however, the open inflorescence and stem stretching was not observed, and plant appearance was very good. Leona Red has strong potential in northern climates and could be used in a variety of sizes. This cultivar was not in the Florida trial and probably needs further evaluation in warm climates.
Color Vigor Timing
Red High Late Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 15, 2017 Nov. 26, 2017 18.5 11.0
2016 Oct. 17, 2016 Nov. 26, 2016 15.0 11.5
2015 Oct. 12, 2015 Nov. 23, 2015 26.0 14.5

Leona Red
North Carolina State University
2017

Leona Red
North Carolina State University
2016

Leona Red
North Carolina State University
2015

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 8, 2017 not reported 18.5 17.5
2016 Nov. 3, 2016 Nov. 30, 2016 15.0 17.0

Leona Red
University of Florida
2017

Leona Red
University of Florida
2016