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Delphinium ‘Aurora Blue’

Trial: Annual

Years Trialed: 2001

Good Qualities

Excellent color (3); Darker blue than ‘Centurion’, uniform; Likes cooler weather; Fall bloom this year (zone 2) – short but color looks wonderful; Tolerated heat well, short crop time.


Some disease susceptibility, 1 dark lavender, not ‘Aurora Lavender’; Short stems (zone 6b); Didn’t get these in early enough (zone 7a).


Needed 1 layer of netting.

Trial Data

Delphinium ‘Aurora Blue’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹ Average Spacing (in2)
Wholesale Retail Consumer
Average 1.4 21.9 5.0 5.0 4.7 5.0 4.8 94
Range of Responses 1-3 12-36 5 5 4-5 5 4-5 36-144

¹1 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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Salinas, CA 93906

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