Plants for bedding, cut flower production
59" / 150 cm
Indoor forcing: March-August, sowing in intervals; Outdoor forcing: April-Mid July
1-2 seeds per plug, sowing directly into field is recommended
5 days at 65-75 °F (18-24 °C). Cover seed lightly with coarse vermiculite. Supplemental lighting during plug germination improves quality. Direct sow seed for longest stem length
Direct sow or transplant at two true leaf stage. Space seed or seedlings at 5 x 5" (12x12 cm). Begin fertilizing at 100 ppm nitrogen after transplanting. Increase fertilization to 200-250 ppm nitrogen in a well-balanced mix after three weeks. Maintain temperatures above 68-72 °F (20-22 °C) for improved stem length and flower quality. Fertilize weekly at 200-250 ppm nitrogen. Do not allow plant to become dry as leaf scorch can occur. Late day watering can also contribute to foliage disorders.
Field: Before sowing treat substrate with herbicide or fight the weeds mechanically and fertilize the field. Greenhouse: Use a well-drained, growing substrate with 15-30 % clay, 1-3 kg/m2 complete balanced fertilizer, 0-2 kg/m² slow release fertilizer (3-6 months), Fe-chelate, micronutrients, pH: 5.5-6.2.
Field: cultivation is possible from April onwards. Grow at 15-18 °C. Cultivate flowering plants not below 12 °C. Helianthus plants do not tolerate frost.
Field: N min soil value: approximately 150 g/m². Greenhouse: High fertilization levels are required.
“Information copied from the breeder.
Muller will not accept any liability for failure and/or damage as a consequence of incorrect and/or inexpert cultivation by or on behalf of the Buyer.”