Series: Veronica longifolia Vernique™
Production Seasons: Spring / Summer
Customer Use: Landscape / Perennial Gardens
Garden Height: 12 to 18 inches (30 to 46 cm) Garden Width: 10 to 12 inches (26 to 30 cm)
USDA Hardiness Zone: zone 4 – 8
Crop planning from cell packs:
Pot size: Plants per pot (pp) Crop Time (weeks)
4” pot (10 cm) 1 pp 5 to 7
6” pot (15 cm) 1 pp 9 to 11
pH: 5.5 – 6.2
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. Ensure proper root growth for flowering by watching EC level and moisture levels. Magnesium should be incorporated into your fertilizer programs.
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.
Pinching Requirements: Pinch once established in finished container or in the liner before transplanting. 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 and Sumagic. Use at labeled rates.
Pests/Disease: Aphids, Thrip and Whitefly
Mildew, Botrytis, Rust are of primary concern. Preventative drenches / sprays are recommended for crop.