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  • New Cuphea Cherrybells
    ‘Cherrybells’
    (Flowering Only License)

Cuphea Cherrybells

Cuphea Cherrybells
Roots faster than comparable cuphea, reducing costs and production time. Able to be produced at lower temperatures, it can also decrease the overall cost of Spring greenhouse production. Requires less special treatment because of its high resistance to Oedema. This exciting new Summer item will drive more sales at retail, as a new cuphea for the consumer who knows and loves this class.  Cherrybells is a new addition to the Cuphea collection. Its deep orange-colored blooms make a show-stopping display in the landscape and in combos. Attracts bees and hummingbirds; a great pollinator plant.
  • General Information
    • Height: 10-12" (25-30cm)
    • Spread: 14-20" (36-51cm)
    • Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
    • Rooting Hormone: No
    • Average Days with Mist: 6-8
    • Pinch: Yes
    • Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
    • Comments: Requires all flower buds to be pinched out of the liner in order to create better branching in finished product.
    • Soil pH: 5.4-5.8
    • Light Levels (fc): 6,000-12,000
    • Temperature Day: 70-75°F (21-24°C)
    • Temperature Night: 59-64°F (15-18°C)
    • Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
    • No. of Pinches: 1-2
    • Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Benefits from a Bonzi(D) 2 ppm to control finished habit Also can benefit from a Florel(S) 250 ppm tank mix with Configure(S) 75 ppm to increase branching.
    • Pests: Whitefly, aphids
    • Diseases: Botrytis, Root rot
    • Comments: Pinch as needed to shape. Fertilize regularly. Crop times will be shortest under high light.
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 6-8 weeks
    • 6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-5 ppp, 7-9 weeks
    • 10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-6 ppp, 10-12 weeks
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