Campanula ‘Champion White Improved’
Year Trialed: 2009
Really liked the white variety; In the past we had only grown the blue and pink, the white and lavender were surprisingly popular and were outstanding; Great vase life, very popular form and flower presentation; Beautiful colors particularly the blue and white, long vase live, pleasing flower shape; Color choice and flowers were nice; Outstanding productivity early in high tunnel, attractive flower.
Thrips magnet; Weakest of the Champions trialed, heat stress; Germination wasn’t good and didn’t have many plants to work with, did like what I got, but just wasn’t enough to make a good recommendation; Set back severely by spring weather conditions in field.
I did not notice any improvement in any of the ‘Improved Champion’ campanulas over the regular ‘Champion’; Other campanulas; All colors of series are alike.
I just used water; Cut early in the day, kept cool and also used Floralife, strip bottom foliage before putting into buckets, seems to help with absorption; Water.
|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||12-20||3||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