Delphinium ‘Candle White Shades’
Year of Trial: First (from 2005 report)
Nice clear white (3); Very tall/big blooms; Was good seller at market; Very nice stems, good length on first stem; Fast, large flower size, nice stems, uniform, the best of the candle series for me; Stands well in the field, still blooming October 12 (Zone 2); Good sized heads on flowers, strong stems; Tall attractive white spike.
Not very productive compared to ‘Guardian’ and ‘Pacific Giant’ varieties, did not like hot weather; Whites faded after 3rd day, looked more off white; Could not get to germinate; Okay – I just can’t grow delphinium from seed, it just withers away in the plug tray; Root disease wiped out this variety by early September in both tunnel and field.
For best whites use as soon as possible.
|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||18-40||4.0||3-4||33-4||2-5||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