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

Petunia Cha-Ching Cherry
Petunia Cha-Ching Cherry
Exciting multicolor 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
    • 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: 5.4-5.8
    • 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, leafminers
    • 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.
    • 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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