Venus Hot Pink

Breeder:
Syngenta
Summary:
This cultivar has a distinctive dark-hot pink color with no grayish pink cast on the older bracts. Transition bracts were minimal, presenting a clean pink canopy. In low light indoors the dark pink appears closer to red. Venus Hot Pink is a mutation from Mars Late Red (previously named Mars Red) and has the general habit and appearance of Mars Late Red. Venus Hot Pink is later flowering than Mars Pink and Early Mars Red. The plants are very uniform and upright. The smaller than average bracts are held in a flat plane at the top of the canopy. The plants have high vigor and early PGR should be used. Plants flowered mid to late season. Venus Hot Pink may heat delay in hot climates but does retain good stem strength. With the upright and uniform habit, Venus Hot Pink would be useful in production at close spacing, but also will produce attractive larger plants.
Color Vigor Timing
Pink High Late Season
Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Oct. 22, 2017 Dec. 1, 2017 17.5 10.0
2016 Oct. 24, 2016 Nov. 29, 2016 14.5 10.0
2015 Oct. 20, 2015 Nov. 26, 2015 20.5 12.0

Venus Hot Pink
North Carolina State University
2017

Venus Hot Pink
North Carolina State University
2016

Venus Hot Pink
North Carolina State University
2015

Trial Year Bract Color Cultivar
Anthesis
Height
(inches)
Diameter
(inches)
2017 Nov. 2, 2017 not reported 20.5 18.0
2016 Nov. 5, 2016 Dec. 1, 2016 13.5 13.0

Venus Hot Pink
University of Florida
2017

Venus Hot Pink
University of Florida
2016