Year Trialed: 2007
Gorgeous flower (2), just like the other ‘Aurora’ colors; Strong seedlings; Nice stem length; We grew this one in the greenhouse and we had delphinium until the end of July (Zone 6b), it was absolutely fabulous, even with the shorter side shoots, the florists loved it, I have already ordered more for this year and ordered different colors; Time will tell!; Very attractive flowers/spike; Very reliable, uniform habit- flowers first year; Though not normally as marketable, the smaller side shoots proved quite useful in our desktop/mini bouquets; Beautiful, large flowers, stems good and strong but not too large; Nice, clean white color, small stems the first blooming time make for ease of using in bouquets; The white flower color transitioned to a lovely pale blue with age; Pretty, easy to grow.
Short (2); None; Never have had any success with getting tall, useable delphiniums from seed their first year. They languished all season until fall- then they started to look promising (maybe) for next year; Died in field as a transplant; Not very drought tolerant; As a whole, the blooming stems were quite beautiful but they were sort of on the grey side, rather than a true clear white.
Large flowers similar to ‘Guardian Blue’ style.
|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||0.11-5||8-36||3-5||3-5||3-5||2-5||3-5||25-192||1-14|
(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