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.
|Trial Year||Bract Color||Cultivar
|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|