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Verbena Cadet Upright™ Red

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  • Flowers one week earlier than other upright verbena on the market.
  • Compared to the competition, this verbena has the most uniform habit across the series.
  • Features the same heat performance as EnduraScape™ in a compact patio-pot habit.
  • All colors can be treated the same culturally.
  • Proven superior powdery mildew resistance when compared to the competition.
  • Ideal for quart and high-density, pot-tight production, as they won’t tangle on the bench.

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Cadet Upright Verbena

General Information

Height: 8-10" (20-25cm)
Spread: 12-14" (30-36cm)
Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: No
Average Days with Mist: 6-9
Pinch: Yes
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
Comments: Reduce and then eliminate mist as soon as possible. Apply preventative fungicide spray after sticking.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 5,000-8,000
Temperature Day: 71-79°F (22-26°C)
Temperature Night: 62-64°F (17-18°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 225-300
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed. Bonzi(D) at 1-3 ppm two to four weeks after transplant will tone finished growth when grown warm in the greenhouse. Cool night temperature during production cycle promotes tight habits.
Pests: Whitefly, leafminers, aphids
Diseases: Root rot
Comments: Regularly allow plants to dry between irrigation.

Crop Time (weeks)

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