Crop Culture Report: Agastache Sunrise™ Series
Recommended Containers: 4”, 6” and mixed patio containers
Consumer Uses: Mixed patio containers, window boxes and landscape plantings
Crop planning from cell packs:
Pot size: Plants per pot (pp) Crop Time (weeks)
4” pot (10cm) 1 pp 6 to 7 weeks
6” pot (15cm) 1 pp 8 to 9 weeks
10 to 12” pot (25-30cm) – 3-5 pp 8 to 10 weeks
Temperature Requirement: 60° to 63° F (16 to 17° C) night temperatures with a minimum of 65° F (18° C) days. Allowing day temperatures to reach 68° to 70° F (20° to 21° C) is no problem.
Media and pH Requirement: Water thoroughly and let soil dry between irrigations. These plants are native to southwest regional conditions. Do not keep consistently wet or root rot problems may develop. The first signal of damp conditions would be yellowing of foliage and weak growth. The pH of the soil should be maintained at 5.8 to 6.2.
Feed Requirements: Feed with a balanced feed at 200-PPM Nitrogen. In a soil-less mix, additional iron may be required.
Pinching Requirement: Soft pinch once the plant established after transplant. They will branch freely along the stem after pinch.
Growth Regulators: Items used and rates will vary greatly with growing conditions. B-9™, Sumagic™, Arest™ and Bonzi ™ – Trial rates of the above chemicals for your use. High light will control the height much more effectively than any chemical.
Disease and Insect Pests: Aphids, Mites and Whitefly
Pythium and Phytophthora: Provide air movement around plants. Do not transplant rooted cells to deep so to cover stem of plants. Allow soil to dry between irrigations and drench with preventative fungicides.