Unique salmon pink buds transition to rich blue flowers. Silver speckling dusts the green leaves. Its attractive foliage can be enjoyed after the spring flowers are finished.
Attracts: Bees, Hummingbirds
Grows best in filtered sun or part shade and organic, moist soil. Keep watered during dry spells.
Needs Good Drainage
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Consistent
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil
Soil PH Category Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil
pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 60 - 70° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring through Fall Finish. 4" to 1 gallon pots: 1 PPP. 10-12" pots 3 PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
No pinching or growth regulators needed.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
Grower Tips for Gaelic
-Winter vernalization is a plus, if possible.
-Light shade for optimal growth.
-Cool temperatures are also an effective growth regulator.
-Drought stress will cause foliage browning.
Plants that are allowed to bulk up over the winter will flower in the spring of the first season. Those plants brought in for spring production without vernalization will not bloom uniformly until the next season.