Black Magic Petunia
The blackest black petunia on the market! Features stable, non-striping blooms with excellent flower form and a controlled, mounded, trailing habit.
'Dray68'
Protection InformationPP25,931; US7,642,436
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Culture Details
  • General Information

    • Height:
      10 - 16" (25 - 41cm)
      Spread:
      16 - 20" (41 - 51cm)
      Exposure:
      Sun
  • Propagation Guide

    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray):
      50, 72, 84, 106
      Rooting Hormone:
      No
      Average Days with Mist:
      6-9
      Pinch:
      No
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):
      3-4

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments:
      Avoid stretch by moving crop to cooler air temperature in second and third weeks of propagation. Transplant on time.
  • Finishing

    • Soil pH:
      5.4-5.9
      Light Levels (fc):
      5,000-8,000
      Temperature Day:
      65-76°F (18-24°C)
      Temperature Night:
      53-61°F (11-16°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      225-300
      No. of Pinches:
      0-1
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      B-Nine (S) 1,000-2,000 ppm, applied 2-4 times, can be used to control habit early; Bonzi(D) 0.25-1.0 ppm applied as crop matures will control final height but not delay flowering or reduce flower size.
      Pests:
      Whitefly, thrips, leafminer
      Diseases:
      Botrytis, Root rot, Tobacco Mosaic Virus
      Comments:
      Cool temperatures and high light will reduce or eliminate any need for PGRs. Monitor pH regularly for high pH and possible iron deficiency.
  • Crop Time (weeks)

    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts :
      1 ppp, 5-7 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons:
      2-3 ppp, 6-8 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets:
      4-5 ppp, 8-11 weeks