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Delphinium F1 ‘Aurora Light Blue’

Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2003

Good Qualities

Beautiful color (3); Full heads on strong stems; We await next summer, plants look very strong; Quick from seed; Large blossoms.

Problems

Plants and stems never grew very tall, maybe because of weather and fertility; We started these too late to get blooms this year.

Comments

Similar to ‘Guardian’ – they grew very similar in field together; Well accepted sky blue color, plants were nice and held up well to winds in field, still blooming after numerous frosts; Might do better in hoophouse or field in cooler weather, today (10/24) plants look healthy and some have new flower stalks with flowers about to open, but they are short (Zone 7).

Trial Data

Delphinium F1 ‘Aurora Light Blue’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹ Average Spacing (in2)
Wholesale Retail Consumer
Average 3.0 20.7 5.0 4.7 4.3 4.3 147
Range of Responses 1-7 16-28 5 4-5 3-5 4-5 80-216

¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

American Takii
301 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906

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