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Ipomoea SolarPower™ Black

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  • Series features heart and cut-shaped leaf varieties!
  • Densely branched SolarPower holds its shape and color in the landscape and mixed combos all Summer long, and it works well with companion plants.
  • Medium vigor and a well-branched habit.
  • Most efficient in production compared to competition.
  • SolarPower’s tidy habit allows for more plants per rack at retail. Best for gallon containers, 10 to 12-in. (25 to 30-cm) hanging baskets, mixed containers and landscapes.
  • A small-pot solution for northern regions.

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Heart-Shaped Leaf Ipomoea
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SolarPower Ipomoea
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General Information

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

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