Campanula ‘Champion Lavender Improved’
Year Trialed: 2009
Nice soft color (5); In the past we had only grown the blue and pink, the white and lavender were surprisingly popular and were outstanding; Strong stems and large blossoms, customers couldn’t get enough, great vase life with all blooms opening; Long vase live, pleasing flower shape; Flowers were nice; Outstanding productivity early in high tunnel, attractive flower; Loved by all.
Thrips magnet; Heat stress; Germination wasn’t good and didn’t have many plants to work with, liked what I got, but just wasn’t enough to make a good recommendation; Set back severely by spring weather conditions in field; As apical flowers fade, they shrivel and brown without dropping, thus reducing quality of appearance, even though the subsequent flowers look beautiful.
Other campanulas; All colors of series are alike.
I just used water (2); Cut early in the day, kept cool and also used Floralife, strip bottom foliage before putting into buckets, seems to help with absorption; Cut early in bloom cycle.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (1)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)||Average Spacing (in2)||Average Postharvest Life (days)|
|Range of Responses||1-6||12-22||3-4||3-5||3-5||3-5||3-5||36-144||5-14|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
Sakata Seed America
18095 Serene Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037