From AB Cultivars via Plants Nouveau. Compact and free-flowering. Excellent pot presentation - a premier end-cap plant at retail. Bright red petals mature to watermelon around deep maroon cones. Traditional coneflower shape.
Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 72 plants
Common Name: Coneflower
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Mature Height: 36 inches
Exposure: Full Sun
Patent/Royalty: PP28524 .18 per plant included in tray price
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 65-75 F (days) 55-65 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1-1.5
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinching not required.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at low levels of 100 - 150 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants on the dry side.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, whiteflies, thrips, aster yellows
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants require 14+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day