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Tanacetum Parthenium ‘Gold Moon Improved’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 2001

Good Qualities:

Good gold color (4); Nice for arrangements for florists, made good filler in short bouquets (Was great in Ann Arbor with short stems of Eustoma Balboa Purple producing maize & blue bouquets, the Univ. of Michigan colors); Good flower shape; ‘Gold Moon Improved ‘is an improvement over ‘Gold Moon’ in stem length and stem quality B This makes ‘Gold Moon Improved’ even better for quality cutflower production year-round, color and flower shape remained the same.

Problems:

Too short (4); Leaf stippling (leaf miners); The market is rather soft on this crop B used as a filler, it is AOK@ but other crops do better; Stems all fell over so needs support; Uninteresting color; A lot of the flowers were damaged by either heat or moisture; Didn’t flower, root knot nematodes.

Comments:

No problems with disease; Kind of like a short tansy!

Trial Data

Tanacetum parthenium ‘Gold Moon Improved’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1) Repeat Again Rating (2) Ease of Cultivation Rating (2) Average Spacing (in2)
Average 4.2 13.1 2.0 2.2 3.0 2.3 3.4 112
Range of Responses 0-10 8-28 1-4 1-4 1-5 1-5 1-5 64-192

(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Kieft Seeds

P.O. Box 618

Conway, WA 98238

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