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Calibrachoa – Cruze Red

Garden Height
8 - 10
Spacing
10 - 12
Spread
10 - 12
Habit
Mounding Trailing
Container Role
Spiller
Flower Size
Short
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

easy care

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container

pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

For pots 6" and smaller pinch at transplanting only. For hanging baskets and pots larger than 6" soft pinch at planting and trim around pot just prior to hanging. 5-10 ppm Sumagic or a B-9/Cycocel (2500/750) tank mix is effective. 500 ppm Florel on baskets and larger pots will promote branching.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Calibrachoa are sensitive to pythium, phytopthera, and thelaviopsis. Maintaining proper pH (5.5-5.8) and good sanitation practices will help alleviate problems. Increased air circulation, proper water management and good soil porosity are also critical.

Scout regularly for aphids which can be problematic. Be sure to check hanging baskets that are hanging high, it can be easy to forget to scout for insect problems with pots high in the rafters.

Grower Tips

Yellow growing tips is often an indicator of high pH.

Be sure to keep pH in optimum range. Cold is a good natural growth regulator.