Pericallis – Senetti® Violet Biocolor

Garden Height
12 - 24
Spacing
12 - 18
Spread
12 - 18
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Filler
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
White
Light Code
YO
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Features:

  • Adaptable as House Plant
  • Long Blooming

Maintenance Notes:

Easy care

Uses Notes:

Great for containers

Maintenance Category: Moderate

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Early Spring

Hardiness Zones: 12b

Flower Form: Container

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 150 - 200

Light Requirements: Medium

Water Requirements: Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature: 65 - 70° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature: 45 - 50° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature: 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information:

Fall through Spring. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]:

4-5" and Quart Pot: 15-18
6" and Gallon Pot: 15-18

Pinching and Growth Regulators:

Soft-pinch plants 1 to 2 weeks after planting when new growth is observed, removing about 1/2-inch of tip growth.

Height control is less necessary in early season. Cool temperatures and a small negative DIF will generally be sufficient. When growing at warmer times of the year stretch can be a problem. 2500 ppm B-Nine spray at visible bud stage will help control this stretch.

Pest and Disease Management:

Aphids, whiteflies, leaf miners, spider mites, and thrips can be problem insects.

Botrytis, Powdery Mildew, Downey Mildew, Pythium, and Phytopthera can be a problem.

Grower Tips:

Establishment: Average 65F for 3 to 4 weeks for vegetative growth

Flower Set: Average 45F for 6 weeks to initiate flowers

Flowering: Average 55F to develop flowers in
6 to 8 weeks

-Senetti Mini's are best finished in 4.5" containers. All other varieties are best suited for 6" or larger containers.

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