Campanula Persicifolia ‘White Bell’

Trial: Perennial

Years Trialed: 2000, 2001

Good Qualities:

Year 1:

None listed by respondents.

Year 2:

Excellent vase life 7-10 days.

Problems:

Year 1:

No flowers yet (2); Plugs not vernalized.

Year 2:

Too hot, too dry – A scorcher of a year; Same as ‘Weisse Glocke’; Poor shipper dry – spoils in boxes easily; flushes all at once; browns easily; Very low flower production B May need a colder winter than we get here in Watsonville, CA.

Comments:

Year 1:

Year 2:

Similar to straight species Campanula peres; C. latifolia is close with only slightly better production.

Trial Data

Year 1

Campanula persicifolia ‘White Bell’
Plants alive at end of summer (%) Plants flowering (%) 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 56.7 13.3 0.0

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

Year 2

Campanula persicifolia ‘White Bell’
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 75 2.5 18.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 2.5 4.0
Range of Responses 0-100 0-7 0-36 5 5 5 1-4 4

(1) Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.

(2) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Green Leaf Enterprises/Benary

2369 Old Philadelphia Pike

Lancaster, PA 17602

717-299-0300

FAX 717-299-7162

perennials@yoder.com

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