Mars Pink

Breeder:
Syngenta
Summary:
Mars Pink is similar in size but flowered about 1 week earlier in the NCSU trials. The bract color ranges from dark reddish pink on the young bracts to pale pink on the older bracts with darker veins. The grayish cast common on the older bracts of many other cultivars is evident but not as pronounced. The pink color was brighter in the Purdue trials and is probably a reflection of the cooler finish temperatures. The somewhat rounded bracts have a smooth edge and a flat presentation. The foliage is dark green. Plants are uniform and well branched. Plants are medium vigor and flowered mid-season. This cultivar will probably be most useful for growers producing Mars Red.
Color Vigor Timing
Pink Medium Mid Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2016 Oct. 23, 2016 Nov. 25, 2016 14.5 9.5
2015 Oct. 13, 2015 Nov. 19, 2015 16.5 10.0
2014 Oct. 18, 2014 Nov. 22, 2014 17.0 12.0
2013 Oct. 21, 2013 Nov. 28, 2013 17.0 11.5
2012 Oct. 20, 2012 Nov. 28, 2012 13.5 9.0
2011 Oct. 22, 2011 Nov. 21, 2011 13.5 9.5
2010 Oct. 25, 2010 Nov. 27, 2010 16.5 12.0
2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Nov. 24, 2009 13.0 11.5
2008 Oct. 19, 2008 Nov. 21, 2008 15.0 11.5

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2016

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2015

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2014

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2013

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2012

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2011

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2010

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2009

Mars Pink
North Carolina State University
2008

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 4, 2017 Nov. 28, 2017 17.5 17.0
2016 Nov. 4, 2016 Nov. 29, 2016 13.5 16.5

Mars Pink
University of Florida
2017

Mars Pink
University of Florida
2016

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2008 not reported not reported not reported not reported

Mars Pink
Purdue University
2008