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

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
  • Propagation Guide
    • 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

      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: Avoid stretch by moving crop to cooler air temperature in second and third weeks of propagation. Transplant on time.
  • Finishing
    • 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 750-1,000 ppm spray, 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.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 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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