Breeder:Paul Ecke Ranch
Summary:The large medium red distinctive bracts of Tikal are gently curved under, reminiscent of Advent Red. Plants have dark green foliage and strong upright branching. Like Advent, in warm climates Tikal can be very vigorous, but is sensitive to growth regulators and is relatively easy to control. In warm climates Tikal finishes between Orion Red and Freedom Red with better strength than those standard varieties. Also, Tikal performs better under high temperatures than does Early Prestige. Plants would be suitable for 6 ½ in. and larger pots and flowered mid-season.
|Trial Year||Bract Color||Cultivar
|2017||Oct. 10, 2017||Nov. 9, 2017||18.5||12.5|
|2012||Oct. 18, 2012||Nov. 21, 2012||17.0||11.5|
|2011||Oct. 12, 2011||Nov. 13, 2011||15.5||11.0|