First year flowering with extended bloom window. Strong compact and controlled habit. Mixture will contain some of the following colours Blue and White, Pink and White, Red and White, Rose and White, White and Yellow. Seed Available
Uses: Pot plant, container or bedding plant
Plant Height: 35 – 40 cm
Sowing: Sow early November – April sales sow late February for June sales
20 ºC. Cover with a thin layer of vermiculite
Germination in 3 – 4 weeks
Light required for germination
Approximate crop timing (mid season)
Sowing to transplanting 8 – 9 weeks
Sowing to flowering 21 – 24 weeks Seed only
Temperature Grow at 14 – 18 ºC.
Vernalisation is needed to initiate flower buds. As plants begin to establish reduce night temperatures to 5 – 10 ºC for 2 – 3 weeks. If plants turn purple, temperatures are too cool. After vernalisation increase night temperatures to 16 – 18 ºC. Cooler temperatures are tolerated but will increase the final crop time. Keep day temperatures cool.
pH 5.8 – 6.2
Feeding Feed regularly with 200 ppm N at an EC of 1.0
Growth regulation Not usually required. If necessary the plant will respond to B-nine at 3g/l.
Pot size 10 – 13 cm pots
Planting out spacing 30 – 40 cm
Common diseases Powdery Mildew and Botrytis
Common pests Spider mites and Aphids
Any chemicals referred to should be used only in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
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