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NEW Petunia ColorRush™ Red Improved

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  • Notable for big vigor and excellent garden performance.
  • Our most vigorous line is ideal for 12-in. (30-cm) and larger containers and baskets, as well as landscapes.
  • The series will finish 10 to 12 weeks from stick, depending on region.
  • Masses of blooms hold up in the heat and rain.
  • Includes a range of bright, eye-catching colors and novelties. 
  • These varieties have nicely matched habits, making production planning easier.
  • A 2019 University of Georgia Plants of Distinction award winner.

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Culture Guide

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General Information

Height: 10-12" (25-30cm)
Spread: 24-36" (61-91cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: No
Average Days with Mist: 6-9
Pinch: Recommended
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
Comments: Avoid stretch by moving crop to cooler air temperature in second and third weeks of propagation. Transplant on time.

Finishing

Soil pH: 5.4-5.8
Light Levels (fc): 5,000-8,000
Temperature Day: 59-76°F (15-24°C)
Temperature Night: 53-61°F (12-16°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 225-300
No. of Pinches: 0-1
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: B-Nine(S) 1,500-2,500 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, leafminers
Diseases: Botrytis, Root rot, Tobacco Mosaic Virus
Comments: Cool temperatures and high light will reduce or eliminate any need for PGRs. Monitor regularly for high pH and possible iron deficiency. Flowering will be best as days lengthen in late Spring and Summer. Daylength of more than 14 hours will hasten flowering.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 6-8 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1 ppp, 7-9 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 9-12 weeks