Delphinium ‘Candle Violet Shades’
Trial Started: 2005
Year of Trial: First (from 2005 report)
Good clear violet color (4); Large individual flowers (2); Very pretty; Great stem length; Seeded in February for June bloom; Fast, stems, uniform; Good in the wind.
Not as good as germination as ‘Candle Lavender’; Sheds petals, stalks thinner, more gaps between blooms on the stalk; Not very productive compared to ‘Guardian’ and ‘Pacific Giants’; I’m not sure that I could see the difference between Lavender and Violet; Root disease wiped out this variety by early September in field and tunnel.
See separate postharvest report in this issue for results from NC State University postharvest evaluations.
|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||1-3||21-38||4.0||4.0||3-4||1-4||2-5||80-192||5-7|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
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