• New Galaxy™ Dark Red
    ‘TOSTD0388’ PPAF
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Galaxy™ Pink
    ‘TOSTC0258’ PPAF
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Galaxy™ Purple
    ‘TOSTD0460’ PPAF
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Galaxy™ Red
    ‘TOSTD0661’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Galaxy™ Salmon
    ‘TOSTD0145’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Galaxy™ Violet
    ‘TOSTD0407’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Galaxy™ Watermelon
    ‘TOSTD0451’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • New Galaxy™ White
    ‘TOSTD0029’
    (Flowering Only License)

Galaxy™ Zonal Geranium
High vigor, green leaf. 
  • NEW Galaxy produces mounded plants that are vigorous enough to keep their large, semi-double blooms all season in large containers and landscapes, driving higher sales at retail and creating satisfied gardeners. Replaces the Allure™ Series.
  • The series offers excellent garden performance in an easy-to-control, vigorous greenhouse habit.
  • Superior garden performance when compared to other vigorous, green-leaf zonal geraniums.
NEW Dark Red
NEW Pink
NEW Purple: Offers a high number of flowers up at first flush, along with great branching.
NEW Red: Offers a high flower count at first flush, along with excellent branching.
NEW Salmon: Offers a high flower count at first flush, with excellent branching.
NEW Violet: Features a bright, vibrant violet color with excellent branching compared to the competition.
NEW Watermelon: A totally unique color in the geranium market, with exceptional branching and garden performance.
NEW White: The first white on the market with interspecific-type garden performance! It features an excellent plant habit.

Also available as Genesis direct-stick callused cuttings.
  • General Information
    • Height: 16-20" (41-51cm)
      Spread: 16-20" (41-51cm)
      Exposure: Sun
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): See Comments
      Rooting Hormone:
      Average Days with Mist: 9-12
      Pinch: No
      Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4

      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: Stick immediately upon arrival. Geraniums are best rooted in media in strip form to allow for maximum airflow and avoid foliage overlap. After initial rehydration, careful misting is required to optimize callus and root initiation. Mature leaves should show slight wilting at midday and regain turgor in the late afternoon under ideal mist conditions. Leaf petiole wilting indicates undermisting. Overmisting leads to botrytis. Remove flower buds at transplanting.
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH: 6.2-6.6
      Light Levels (fc): 3,500-6,000
      Temperature Day: 65-76°F (18-24°C)
      Temperature Night: 62-67°F (17-19°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N): 225-300
      No. of Pinches: 0
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench: Cycocel(S) 750-1,000 ppm to control growth; Florel (S) 200-300 ppm to improve branching.
      Pests: Fungus gnats, thrips, aphids, mites
      Diseases: Botrytis, Pythium, Xanthomonas
      Comments: Keep foliage dry. Provide good air circulation. Refer to Galaxy Geranium culture recommendations at ballfloraplant.com.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts : 1 ppp, 8-9 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 9-10 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 4-5 ppp, 11-13 weeks
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Kris Carlsson
Kris Carlsson
Product Launch and Assortment Manager

Galaxy Geraniums have been tested in 8 different regional trial locations where we confirmed their superior garden performance over all competitors in vigorous green-leaf geraniums, as well as their equal performance to competitors in vigorous interspecific geraniums. In addition to this high standard for garden performance, Galaxy is easy to grow in any region.

Florel 300 ppm

North Region

We found in our West Chicago, IL, culture trials that Galaxy genetics benefited from Florel 300 ppm or Cycocel 750 ppm applications to help tone the finished plant habit. Applications were made twice as a spray, with one application within 14-21 days after stick, and the second application 4 weeks after transplant.

South Region

We found in our California culture trials that Galaxy genetics benefited from a Florel 300 ppm application at 14-21 days after stick and 3 weeks after transplant to help tone the finished plant habit. We also applied a B-Nine 2,500 ppm tank mix with Cycocel 750 ppm spray at 7 weeks after transplant to help plants hold at retail.