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Zonal Geranium Galaxy™ Raspberry Sizzle

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High vigor, green leaf. 
  • Galaxy produces mounded plants that are vigorous enough to keep their large, semi-double blooms all season in large containers and landscapes, driving higher sales at retail and creating satisfied gardeners. 
  • The series offers excellent garden performance in an easy-to-control, vigorous greenhouse habit.
  • Superior garden performance when compared to other vigorous, green-leaf zonal geraniums.
Features large, striking maroon-red blooms.

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Culture Guide

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General Information

Height: 16-20" (41-51cm)
Spread: 16-20" (41-51cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): See Comments
Rooting Hormone:
Average Days with Mist: 9-12
Pinch: No
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
Comments: Stick immediately upon arrival. Geraniums are best rooted in media in strip form to allow for maximum airflow and avoid foliage overlap. After initial rehydration, careful misting is required to optimize callus and root initiation. Mature leaves should show slight wilting at midday and regain turgor in the late afternoon under ideal mist conditions. Leaf petiole wilting indicates undermisting. Overmisting leads to botrytis. Remove flower buds at transplanting.

Finishing

Soil pH: 6.2-6.6
Light Levels (fc): 3,500-6,000
Temperature Day: 65-76°F (18-24°C)
Temperature Night: 62-67°F (17-19°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 225-300
No. of Pinches: 0
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Cycocel(S) 750-1,000 ppm to control growth; Florel (S) 200-300 ppm to improve branching.
Pests: Fungus gnats, thrips, aphids, mites
Diseases: Botrytis, Pythium, Xanthomonas
Comments: Keep foliage dry. Provide good air circulation. Refer to Galaxy Geranium culture recommendations at ballfloraplant.com.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 8-9 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 9-10 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 4-5 ppp, 11-13 weeks