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A must-have for any petunia program – alone or in combos. Phantom shows off a black base color with a distinctive yellow star pattern. It’s the perfect companion to Black Magic at retail and in the garden.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 8-12" (20-30cm)
Spread: 8-12" (20-30cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: No
Average Days with Mist: 6-9
Pinch: No
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. B-Nine applications late in the crop time can cause instability in flower color.
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, 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: 3-5 ppp, 8-11 weeks
Petunia Phantom

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