SolarTower™ Black Ipomoea
  • The first-ever self-climbing ipomoea! SolarTower climbs very quickly and fills a large pot on a quick turn.
  • Climbing plant is ideal for use with a trellis, as a topiary or on a vertical wall planting.
  • Recommended pot size is 1 gallon and up with some kind of trellis, making a huge impact at retail.
  • Also recommended as a thriller in mixed combos, climbing up a small bamboo stick.
  • Easy for the grower to maintain and produce, as it should not need any trimming, PGRs or training to climb the trellis.
  • Provides instant garden décor for consumers.

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Culture Details
  • General Information

    • Height:
      48 - 84" (122 - 213cm)
      Spread:
      36 - 48" (91 - 122cm)
      Exposure:
      Sun
  • Propagation Guide

    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray):
      50, 72, 84, 105
      Rooting Hormone:
      No
      Average Days with Mist:
      3-4
      Pinch:
      Optional
      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:
      Move rooted cuttings off mist quickly to avoid stretch. Ipomoea URC do not like to be stored, so stick immediately. Cooling cuttings can actually do damage, so it is recommended that if you do store cuttings, do not put them in a cooler and maintain temperatures at 55-60°F (13-16°C).
  • Finishing

    • Soil pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Light Levels (fc):
      6,000-10,000
      Temperature Day:
      70-75°F (21-24°C)
      Temperature Night:
      65-70°F (18-21°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      175-225
      No. of Pinches:
      0-1
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      Generally not required. B-Nine(S) 2,500-3,500 ppm can be effective at controlling growth.
      Pests:
      Aphids, whitefly, spider mites
      Diseases:
      Pseudomonas
      Comments:
      Avoid cold and wet conditions. In order for the product to climb pots, it needs to have a stake or trellis included.
  • Crop Time (weeks)

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