Production Location: Florida
Tray Size: 72 plants
Common Name: Cardinal flower
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Mature Height: 48 inches
Exposure: Full Sun to Full Shade
Recommended Finish Size: 1 gallon
Growing Media: Well-draining commercial media
Growing Temperature: 60-70 F (days) 50-60 F (nights)
Soil PH: 5.8-6.2
Soil EC: 1.8-2.2
Finish Time for Spring Sale: 8 - 10 weeks
Growing Info: Pinch after transplant.
Fertilizing: Constant liquid feed at medium levels of 150 - 200 ppm N
Moisture Level: Grow plants evenly moist.
Watch for Pest and Disease: Aphids, spider mites, crown rot
Vernalization Requirements: Not required.
Supplemental Lighting: Plants require 14+ hours photoperiod.
Growth Regulators: Generally, not needed.
Day Length: Long Day
Other: Short days support vegetative growth; long days promote blooms.