Polly's Pink

Breeder:
Paul Ecke Ranch
Summary:
Depending on the light, this is a knock-your-socks-off color. The bright fluorescent pink bracts were mildly ruffled and slightly upright facing. The bracts tended to look tight and cramped in 6 ½-inch or smaller pots. We tried a few in larger pots and the bract display was nicer. Both the young and old bracts were a similar color, in contrast to many pinks in which the older bracts tend to fade and show a gray cast. Plants were uniform with excellent breaking. The leaves were medium green. Plants flowered mid-season and were medium to high vigor.
Color Vigor Timing
Pink High Mid Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 19, 2017 Nov. 30, 2017 15.5 10.0
2015 Oct. 15, 2015 Nov. 22, 2015 18.5 14.0
2014 Oct. 14, 2014 Nov. 22, 2014 16.0 11.0
2011 Oct. 20, 2011 Nov. 21, 2011 14.0 11.5
2010 Oct. 23, 2010 Nov. 28, 2010 16.0 10.5
2009 Oct. 17, 2009 Nov. 25, 2009 14.0 11.0
2008 Oct. 11, 2008 Nov. 20, 2008 14.5 10.5

Polly's Pink
North Carolina State University
2017

Polly's Pink
North Carolina State University
2015

Polly's Pink
North Carolina State University
2014

Polly's Pink
North Carolina State University
2011

Polly's Pink
North Carolina State University
2010

Polly's Pink
North Carolina State University
2009

Polly's Pink
North Carolina State University
2008

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 4, 2017 Dec. 1, 2017 17.5 18.5
2016 Nov. 4, 2016 Nov. 29, 2016 11.5 14.5

Polly's Pink
University of Florida
2017

Polly's Pink
University of Florida
2016

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

Polly's Pink
Purdue University
2008