Series: Scabiosa columbaria Giga™
Production Seasons: Spring / Summer
Customer Use: Landscape / Perennial Gardens
Garden Height: 12 to 20 inches (26 to 30 cm) including flower stem. Garden Width: 12 to 15 inches (26 to 30 cm)
USDA Hardiness Zone: zone 4 – 10
Crop planning from cell packs:
Pot size: Plants per pot (pp) Crop Time (weeks)
4” pot (10 cm) 1 pp 7 to 9
6” pot (15 cm) 1 pp 9 to 11
pH: 6.2 – 6.8
Fertilizer Requirements: 100 to 150 ppm N using a balanced feed to maintain color of foliage. Include Micro element source as part of fertilizer solution. Soil should be consistently wet for best performance during growing season and well drained during winter cold temperatures.
Temperatures at 55°-65°F (13°-18°C) Nights
65°-75°F (18° -24°C) Days
Light: 4,000 to 8,000 ft-candles -High to medium-high. Partial shade in southern gardens is beneficial.
Pinching Requirements: No pinch is required, Giga™ are well branched and naturally compact. Removal of spent flowers will create continued flowering through the summer months.
Growth Regulators: B-9 is the most economical PGR, spray at 1,500 to 3,500 PPM. They will respond to Bonzi® and Sumagic®. Use at labeled rates.
Pests/Disease: Spider Mites, Slugs and Whitefly
Rhizoctonia & Pythium are of primary concern. Preventative drenches / sprays are recommended for crop.