Scientific Name: Trachelium caeruleum
Common Name: Throat Flower
Propagation Method: Seed
Form Supplied As: Pelleted
Cultivation Type: Greenhouse
Planting Density: 11 plants/sq. meter (1 plant/sq. foot).
Flower Color (primary): Purple
Foliage Color: Dark Green
The Lake collection from seed offers simplified ordering and production. Lake varieties produce large central flower umbels with small satellites. See technical resources at bloomstudios.com for daylength requirement.
Lake Forest varieties are best for winter to early spring harvests.
Stem Length: 76 - 107cm (30 - 42")
Harvest Recommendation: Harvest stems when half or more of florets are open.
Post-Harvest Recommendation: Clear water or a holding solution are preferred. Store at 4°C (40°F). Avoid exposure to ethylene, and use of an ethylene-inhibiting treatment is recommended.
Vase Life Recommendation: Vase life average 11 days. Extended cold storage will decrease vase life.