• Petunia Cha-Ching Cherry
    ‘Balpechay’ US7,642,436
    (Flowering Only License)

Petunia Cha-Ching Cherry
Exciting multi-color variety wows with cherry red blooms and creamy yellow star pattern. Easy to grow – times with other Ball FloraPlant novelty petunia varieties. Mounding habit, vigor and timing match other Ball FloraPlant novelty varieties like Pinstripe for efficient production. Mixes well with other species in combinations.
  • General Information
    • Height: 10-16" (25-41cm)
      Spread: 16-20" (41-51cm)
      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: 5.4-5.8
      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: B-Nine (S) 1,500-2,500 ppm, applied 2-4 times, can be used to control habit early. Bonzi(D) 0.25-1.0 ppm applied as crop matures will control final height but not delay flowering or reduce flower size.
      Pests: Whitefly, thrips, leafminer
      Diseases: Botrytis, Root Rot, Tobacco Mosaic Virus
      Comments: Cool temperatures and high light will reduce or eliminate any need for PGRs. Monitor regularly for high pH and possible iron deficiency. First blooms in low light/short day will have less star; as crop matures, color pattern intensifies.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts : 1 ppp, 5-7 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 6-8 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 8-11 weeks
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