• New Cuphea Honeybells
    ‘Balhoelrel’ PPAF
    (Flowering Only License)

Cuphea Honeybells
Honeybells will lower rooting time and cost of rooting, because it roots faster. Able to be produced at lower temperatures, it can also decrease the overall cost of Spring greenhouse production. Likewise, Honeybells 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. A 2019 University of Georgia Plants of Distinction award winner.
  • General Information
    • Height: 10-12" (25-30cm)
      Spread: 14-20" (36-51cm)
      Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun
  • Propagation Guide
    • 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

      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: Honeybells will require all flower buds to be pinched out of the liner in order to create better branching in finished product.
  • Finishing
    • 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: Honeybells can benefit from a Bonzi(D) 2 ppm to control finished habit. Honeybells 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.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 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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