Delphinium ‘Candle Blue Shades’
Trial Started: 2005
Year of Trial: First (from 2005 report)
Great color (4); Tall stems; Soft blue, turgid stems; Seeded in February for June bloom; Fast, uniform color, reasonable stem size; Good first year bloom, lasting well into early October (Zone 2); Stem length and strength.
Some stems were only long enough for market bouquets; Sheds petals, stalks thinner, more gaps between blooms on the stalk; Okay – I just can’t grow delphinium from seed, it just withers away in the plug tray; The delphiniums just do better for us when sown and planted in the fall but it was a little early and too hot when we did this; Root disease wiped out this variety by early September in field and tunnel.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating¹||Repeat Again Rating¹||Ease of Cultivation Rating¹||Average Spacing (in2)||Average Postharvest Life (days)|
|Range of Responses||1-6||16-38||4-5||3-4||3-4||1-5||2-5||36-324||5-7|
¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
Sakata Seed America
18095 Serene Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037