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Petunia Blanket®

Petunia Blanket®

Crop Culture Report: Petunia hybrida  Petunia Blanket® & Double Blanket®

Recommended Containers:  4” pots, 6” pots, 10 HBs and Combination Planters

Consumer Uses: Mixed Containers and landscape/bedding use

Crop Planning from Cell Pack: 

Pot Size  Plants per Pot (pp)  Finish Time (weeks)

4” pot (11cm)  1pp  5 to 6

6” pot (15cm)  1pp  8 to 10

6” pot (15cm)  3pp  5 to 8

8 – 10” pot (20 – 25cm)  3 to 4pp  8 to 10

Media and pH Requirements: A well-drained soil is required at a pH of 5.5 to 6.2.  Water thoroughly and let soil dry between irrigations. Over watering, oxygen deprivation and poor drained soils may cause foliar chlorosis similar to Iron or Manganese deficiency.  A pH above 6.5 may cause Iron (Fe) deficiencies.

Fertilizer Requirements: Well-balanced feed at 200 to 250 PPM Nitrogen on constant basis.  Additional Iron (Fe) and/or Manganese (Mn) may need to be added to stock feed for maximum growth.

Pinching Requirements: Suggested pinch after plant is established. The liner arriving should have been pinched and/or well branched arriving to customer.

Plant Growth Regulators: This plant will grow quickly and to great lengths.

Two weeks after transplant, pinch again or trim dominate stems.  A week later apply

Sumagic PGR as spray at 15 to 30 ppm OR Bonzi as drench at 1 to 3 ppm for finishing.

These plants will fill containers fully in a short period of time.

Disease and Insect Pests: Whitefly, Thrip and Aphids

Pythium and Botrytis: Excessive moisture for long periods of time will damage roots, causing yellowing of plants resembling a nutrient deficiency.  Maintain consistent soil moisture and regularly apply preventative root rot fungicides.