• Early Springs™ Dark Blue
    ‘KLELE12472’ PP25,289
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Early Springs™ Lavender Pink
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Early Springs™ Magenta
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Early Springs™ Sky Blue
    ‘KLELE12471’ PP24,311
    (Flowering Only License)

  • Early Springs™ White
    ‘KLELE12473’ PP25,182
    (Flowering Only License)

Early Springs™ Lobelia
  • Early Springs is a series of highly uniform plants.
  • Try mixing colors for a great-looking monoculture basket.
  • Compact habit allows for pot-tight production with minimal PGRs and easy shipping.
  • Can be grown cool for energy savings, but performs beautifully in heat.
  • Just one plant fills a quart or gallon container.
  • General Information
    • Height: 8-10" (20-25cm)
      Spread: 8-14" (20-36cm)
      Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
      Rooting Hormone: Optional
      Average Days with Mist: 6-9
      Pinch: Optional
      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: Hormone will improve rooting. Pinch 18-21 days after sticking to improve branching.
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
      Light Levels (fc): 5,000-8,000
      Temperature Day: 71-76°F (22-24°C)
      Temperature Night: 56-61°F (13-16°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
      No. of Pinches: 1-2
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench: Generally not needed.
      Pests: Aphids, thrips
      Diseases: Botrytis
      Comments: Transplant 24-28 days after stick, and optional pinch again 10-14 days after transplant. 4-in. (10-cm) size may skip second pinch. Keep on dry side.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts : 1 ppp, 7-9 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1 ppp, 9-11 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 4-5 ppp, 10-12 weeks
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