Sutera – Betty® Deep Blue
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Great in landscapes and containers.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 1 - 2
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium, High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring to Summer 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 all sizes of containers, pinch the liner 1–2 weeks after transplant; for containers larger than 6” and for hanging baskets, trim around the edge of the container as needed prior to spacing or hanging of the baskets.
B-9 at 500-750 ppm is effective. Snowstorm White and Snowstorm Giant Snowflake tend to be more vigorous than other sutera, Bonzi at a low rate is effective at controlling the growth on these plants.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
Grower Tip for 'Snowstorm'
- High light in production is essential in early season. Light shade is required for summer production.
Grower Tip for 'Giant Snowflake'
- You must keep Giant Snowflake under control, especially under dark weather conditions. Giant Snowflake should be treated with 500-750 ppm of B-9.
Do not allow plants to dry out as they will drop both buds and flowers causing the plants to flush out of bloom for several weeks.