Didiscus Caeruleus ‘Madonna Lavender-Blue’
Years Trialed: 1996
Nice color (3); Long stems (2); Produce best Didiscus I have ever managed to grow, strong stems.; Very productive, sturdy stems, slugs don’t seem to bother it.; Vaselife.
Plants require higher average temperatures than are normally available for germination in this area (Olds, Alberta). Plants grown from plugs, however, proved to do much better than the direct seeded plants. The major problem experienced at the Olds College plots, was the inability of the plants to take up nutrients thought to be a result of low average daily temperatures. Seeds sown to areas with better drainage showed better germination, but the season is just not long enough to produce useable stems.; I think this plant hates life in the south. Too hot here (Graham, NC).; Possible (not confirmed) stem rot (Fusarium?) on some plants late in season – rotted at soil line.; Crop failure due to starting too early.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating (1)||Repeat Again Rating (1)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
P.O. Box 618
Conway, WA 98238