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  • Trailing Petunia Rhythm And Blues
    ‘Balperblues’ PP21,493
    (Flowering Only License)

Trailing Petunia Rhythm And Blues

Trailing Petunia Rhythm And Blues
This mounded, spreading and very free-flowering petunia is adaptable to cold finishing programs, making it a low-energy input item. Rhythm And Blues has a stable white rim and excellent vigor, and is easy to grow for early-season premium baskets and containers.
  • General Information
    • Height: 8-12" (20-30cm)
    • Spread: 12-16" (30-41cm)
    • Exposure: Sun
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
    • Rooting Hormone: No
    • Average Days with Mist: 6-9
    • Pinch: No
    • Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3-4
    • Comments: Avoid stretch by moving crop to cooler air temperature in second and third weeks of propagation. Transplant on time.
    • Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
    • Light Levels (fc): 5,000-8,000
    • Temperature Day: 59-76°F (15-24°C)
    • Temperature Night: 53-61°F (12-16°C)
    • Fertilization (ppm N): 225-300
    • No. of Pinches: 0-1
    • Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Early applications of growth regulators are required. B-Nine 1,500-2,000 ppm/Cycocel(S) 750-1,000 ppm, Bonzi 2-3 ppm drench. Apply 2-3 times early in the crop cycle.
    • Pests: Whitefly, thrips, leafminers
    • Diseases: Botrytis, Root rot, Tobacco Mosaic Virus
    • Comments: This is a vigorous variety that branches well. Early growth regulator applications help with tone and branching.
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 6-8 weeks
    • 6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-3 ppp, 7-9 weeks
    • 10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 9-12 weeks
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