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Veronica Longifolia ‘Cloudy’

Trial: Perennial

Years Trialed: 2000, 2001

Good Qualities:

Year 1:

Flushes, 2 weeks earlier than ‘Blauriesen’, uniform tall stem length, mildew resistant.

Year 2:

Taller than other cultivars; flushes 3 week earlier than ‘Blauriesen’.

Problems:

Year 1:

Dead; Needs two seasons to fully establish, blue is on light blue side – some florists prefer a darker blue.

Year 2:

Color is paler than ‘Blauriesen’.

Comments:

Year 1:

Similar to Veronica ‘Blauriesen’; Forces very well in greenhouse after 12 weeks cooling.

Year 2:

Similar to Veronica ‘Blauriesen’; Very good cut flower with long vase life; forces well.

Trial Data

Year 1

Veronica longifolia ‘Cloudy’
Plants alive at end of summer (%) Plants flowering (%) Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating – Wholesale (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Retail (1) Market Appreciation Rating – Consumer (1) Repeat Again Rating (1) Ease of Cultivation Rating (1)
Average 33.3 33.3 3.0 40.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0

(1) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Year 2

Veronica longifolia ‘Cloudy’
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)
Average 50 20.0 40.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
Range of Responses 0-100 20 40 5 5 5 5 5

(1) Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.

(2) 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Here & Now Gardens (HN)

P.O. Box 6

Gales Creek, OR 97117

503-357-5774

FAX 503-357-3858

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