Campanula medium Champion
The first Campanula medium that behaves as an annual (although the rest of its species are biennial). People have trouble with this crop because it has a strong day length response. Below 12 hours of daylight, it remains vegetative, and above 12 hours, it initiates bud, regardless of how established it is. (thus the talk of it flowering in the plug tray, or on 2" stems when planted too late in the season) Early planting is recommended to let it establish before natural day length triggers flowering. It would be worth experimenting with blackout fabric to provide long nights (thus short days) until the plant has bulked up enough to support long stem growth. This crop would be best grow in the tunnel for northern growers, as your ground may otherwise be frozen at the ideal planting time.
Best results will occur if planted before March 20 (week 12)
Many folks succeed with a fall transplant in mild winter areas.
Champion has larger and fewer flowers than Champion Pro. Both are desirable and long lasting. Cut in bud, just before opening. Bred by Sakata.
Order 8 or more weeks in advance of desired ship date.
$0.27 per plug grown in a 216 cell tray, billed as 210