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pH
B (5.8 - 6.2)
B (0.6 - 0.9)
Medium (150 - 200 ppm)
Moderate to Moist
B (65 - 72º Fahrenheit)
A,B (65 - 72º Fahrenheit)
C (6572 - )

Spring to Fall Finish. Standard ppp.

Starting Materials: 
Liners
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-5 weeks
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8 weeks
7-9" Pot : 8-10 weeks
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 8-10 weeks

Pinch 7 to 10 days after transplanting. Apply PGR's if needed. Bonzi, B-9 and Cycocel are all effective. Use of cold temperatures can also help control growth.

Botrytis, Pythium and Rhizoctonia can be problematic. Apply a broad-spectrum fungicide drench at transplant. Scout regularly for insect pests especially thrips aphids, white flies and fungus gnats and treat if necessary. Appropriate water management should decrease insect problems. Good sanitation practices include keeping greenhouses clean at all times, eliminating weeds and debris, disinfecting equipment in greenhouses as often as possible and keeping hose ends off of the greenhouse floor. Good water management practices are critical for good, healthy plant growth.

Grower Tips: 

-using fertilizer high in ammonia content can cause excessive vegetative growth and lack of flowers. -cold temperature is an effective growth regulator.

Second to move outside
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2019 Silver Medal Champaign County Illiniois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2019 Top Performer - Fall Planting into Summer Mounts Botanic Garden
2019 Top Performer Young's Plant Farm
2018 Perfect Score All Season - Spring Mounts Botanic Garden
2018 September Showstopper Champaign County Illiniois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2018 Best Polliinator-Friendly Perennial Dallas Arboretum
2018 Gold Medal Champaign County Illiniois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2018 Top Performer Penn State
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