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Forsythia – Show Off® Sugar Baby

Garden Height
18 - 30
Spacing
24 - 36
Spread
18 - 30
Habit
Mounded
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Yellow
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners

Tiny plant, big color!

This miniature, upright selection delivers more flowers per inch to create an outstanding spring display. A very compact, dwarf plant which provides lots of spring color in a small space.

 

Features

Tiny plant, big color!

This miniature, upright selection delivers more flowers per inch to create an outstanding spring display. A very compact, dwarf plant which provides lots of spring color in a small space.

 

Resists: Deer

Small / Miniature

Maintenance Notes

Prefers a good, loose soil, but is very adaptable. pH adaptable, air pollution tolerant, withstands city conditions. Does not need heavy pruning. Pruning is best done immediately after flowering. Old stems can be cut to the ground. Fertilize in spring.

Uses Notes

Specimen plant; mixed borders.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On Old Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 60 - 65° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Pinching and Growth Regulators
Like most Forsythia Show Off is a good grower, so prune frequently to create a full container. Do not prune after mid-July, buds set in early fall.

Pest and Disease Management
Watch for Aphids and treat as necessary.

Grower Tips
Should not be forced into flower in the greenhouse. Show Off®, this miniature, upright selection delivers more flowers per inch to create an outstanding spring display. A very compact, dwarf plant which provides lots of spring color in a small space. The Show Off® Starlet is a bright ball of yellow flowers in spring! This new dwarf forsythia is a mass of bright yellow spring flowers from base to tip. The Show Off® has bright yellow early spring flowers. Dwarf habit. Outstanding flower display. Deer resistant.