Delphinium ‘Aurora Light Purple’
Years Trialed: 2006
Great color (3); Plants are vigorous, largest of those in our trial, colour looks usable – medium true purple, plant is too immature to harvest full stems- this is our fault for not planting early enough; Very pretty; Delphiniums are so great and a top seller; Strong plants; Beautiful full flower stems; Grew great for us in the greenhouse, we harvested the main stem and then had side shoots that were very nice too – sold every stem.
Poor germination (2); I have powdery mildew problems with delphinium, so if I get one cut per plant I’m happy, wasn’t really impressed with the color, but I’d grow again; For us it’s a more productive plant in its second season; transplanted about 20 plants to the field and they did not thrive: 11 plants did survive, a couple put on late spikes, these plants may come back nicer in the spring.
Centurion and Guardian series.
All of my delphinium are STS-treated to prevent shattering.
|Plants flowering (%)||Plants dead at end of summer (%)||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)|
|Range of Responses||0-1||20-36||–||5||4||3-5||2-4||36-216||9-12|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
301 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906