Trachelium ‘Jemmy Royal Purple’
Years Trialed: 2003
Great color (5); Good umbels, quick to flower, quite uniform, we grew them in a shade structure here (Zone 10); Excellent germination, made a good filler in bouquets, nice dark purple flowers and foliage, very productive, easy to grow; Delicate flower; Had many comments from customers, but we have trouble using it in mixed bouquets, very dark, easy to germinate and grow; Good filler; Very saleable flower in the summer; Great in bud and full bloom, dark stems look beautiful in a clear vase.
Color is not purple, it is burgundy or wine colored; Possible heat stress early, high 90F in late May; Wasn’t a big seller, most customers thought it was a statice and asked if it could be dried, it turned brown fairly quickly; Not profitable for us; Need longer stems; I have a really hard time getting this plant to perform, will definitely try it again in better spot; Without support, some twisting and curving of stems.
|Yield (stems/plant)||Stem Length (inches)||Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1)||Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1)||Repeat Again Rating (2)||Ease of Cultivation Rating (2)||Average Spacing (in2)|
|Range of Responses||1-7||10-20||4||4||2-5||1-5||1-5||36-360|
(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.
1444 Larson St.
Sycamore, IL 60178