• Brachyscome Fresco™ Purple
    ‘DBRAFRESPU’
    (Flowering Only License)

Brachyscome Fresco™ Purple
Fresco Purple has finely textured foliage and small blue flowers that last all season long. Compact and upright-mounded plants prefer cooler temperatures. High light will produce the best habit for brighter, larger blooms than Enduring Blue, which is replaced by Brasco Violet.
FRESCO is a U.S. trademark of Danziger Flower Farm.
  • General Information
    • Height: 4-6" (10-15cm)
      Spread: 8-12" (20-30cm)
      Exposure: Sun
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 32, 50, 72, 84, 105
      Rooting Hormone: Optional
      Average Days with Mist: 6-8
      Pinch: Yes
      Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4-5

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments: Brachyscome has a lower mist requirement that other crops.  Be sure to keep the soil from becoming saturated during rooting phase. Avoid sticking too deep.
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
      Light Levels (fc): 5,000-9,000
      Temperature Day: 65-75°F (18-24°C)
      Temperature Night: 58-65°F (14-18°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N): 125-200
      No. of Pinches: 0-1
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench: Generally not needed.
      Pests: Thrips, whitefly
      Diseases: Botrytis, thielaviopsis
      Comments: Cool temperatures and high light levels will produce the highest quality plants.
  • 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: 4-5 ppp, 10-14 weeks
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