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NEW Lobelia Heatopia™ Dark Blue

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  • Formerly Early Springs™ Series, NEW Heatopia offers improved heat tolerance and uniformity.
  • Try mixing colors for a great-looking monoculture basket.
  • Compact habit allows for pot-tight production with minimal PGRs and easy shipping.
  • Can be grown cool for energy savings, but also performs beautifully in heat.
  • Just one plant fills a quart or gallon container.
More uniform in timing, heat tolerance and habit.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 6-8" (15-20cm)
Spread: 6-10" (15-25cm)
Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: Optional
Average Days with Mist: 6-9
Pinch: Recommended
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4-5
Comments: Hormone will improve rooting. Pinch 18-21 days after sticking to improve branching.

Finishing

Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 5,000-8,000
Temperature Day: 71-76°F (22-24°C)
Temperature Night: 56-61°F (13-16°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed.
Pests: Aphids, thrips
Diseases: Botrytis
Comments: Transplant 24-28 days after stick, and optional pinch again 10-14 days after transplant. 4-in. (10-cm) size may skip second pinch. Keep on dry side.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 7-9 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1 ppp, 9-11 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 4-5 ppp, 10-12 weeks