GAZANIA splendens KISS FROSTY RED

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GAZANIA splendens KISS FROSTY RED

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20 cm, short flowerstems and very uniform plants. Does not need retardants. Shortest and strongest flowerstems
€0.034 each
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GAZANIA splendens KISS FROSTY RED is available for purchase in increments of 500 seeds.

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G A Z A N I A S P L E N D E N S
Minimum Germination Rate: Kiss, Big Kiss 90%
Seed Product Form: Raw

FLOWERING
Time frame when plants are receptive to flower initiation: Days 16 – 20; 6 – 8 true leaves present.
Flowering Type: Facultative long-day plant – long days enhance for flowering.
Specific Flowering Mechanism: Maturity and warm temperatures trigger flowering. Irradiance will improve bud counts.

PLUG CULTURE
Germination: Optimum conditions for seedling development that begins the day the crop is sown until cotyledon expansion. Expect radicle emergence in 4 – 6 days.
Cover: Cover seeds with a thin layer of medium-sized vermiculite to maintain moisture levels.
Media: • pH: 5.8 – 6.2
             • EC: 0.5 – 0.75
Light: Light has no effect on germination of Kiss Gazania. If utilizing a chamber, providing a light source of 10 – 100 foot candles (100 – 1,000 lux) will improve
germination and reduce stretch.
Moisture: Moist (3) for days 1 – 3 or until radicle emergence. On days 4 – 14, reduce moisture to medium (2). Beginning day 15, alternate between moisture
levels moist (3) and medium (2) until cotyledon expansion. Allow media to approach level (2) before re-saturating to level (3).
Humidity: 100% until radicle emergence then reduce to 40%.
Dehumidify: Provide horizontal airflow to aid in drying down the media through evapotranspiration, allowing better penetration of oxygen to the roots.
Temperature: 70° – 75°F (21° – 24°C) until radicle emergence, then lower to 65° – 68°F (18° – 20°C) until cotyledon expansion.
Plug Bulking: Optimum conditions during the vegetative period, beginning at cotyledon expansion, needed for the root to reach the edge of the plug cell.
Media: • pH: 5.8 – 6.2
             • EC: 0.75 – 1
Light: Under low light conditions, supplemental light for a 14 – 16-hour day may be necessary to produce a compact, sturdy seedling.
Temperature: 65° – 68°F (18° – 20°C). Gradually reduce temperatures to 62° – 65°F (16° – 18°C) as the seedlings mature.
Moisture: Alternate between moisture levels moist (3) and medium (2). Allow media to approach level (2) before re-saturating to level (3).
Humidity: 40 – 70%
Dehumidify: Provide horizontal airflow to aid in drying down the media through evapotranspiration, allowing better penetration of oxygen to the roots.
Fertilizers: Feed 1 – 2 times per week at 100 – 200 ppm nitrogen. Under high light conditions, apply an ammonium-based feed (17-5-17). Under low light
conditions, apply a calcium-based feed (14-4-14). Under high light and long or extended days, an ammonium-based feed (20-10-20) is preferred.
Growth Regulators: Kiss has been bred for a naturally bushy compact habit. Growth regulators are not required under normal growing regimes. If desired,
apply B-Nine (daminozide) at 2,500 ppm.

GROWING ON
Transplant Ready: 5 – 6 weeks from sow in a ‘288’ tray.
Finish Bulking/Flower Initiation: Optimum conditions during the vegetative period, beginning at transplant, needed for the root to reach the edge of the
container AND to make the plant receptive to flower initiation.
Media: • pH: 5.8 – 6.2
             • EC: 1 – 1.5
Light: Provide full sun.

Temperature: After transplants are established, reduce night temperatures to 55° – 60°F (12° – 16°C), with moderate day temperatures.
Moisture: Alternate between moisture levels wet (4) and dry (1.5) Allow media to approach level (1.5) before re-saturating to level (4).
Humidity: 40 – 70%
Dehumidify: Provide horizontal airflow to aid in drying down the media through evapotranspiration, allowing better penetration of oxygen to the roots.
Fertilizers: 150 – 200 ppm nitrogen as needed with a fertilizer containing low amounts of ammonium and phosphorus.
Growth Regulators: Kiss has been bred for a naturally bushy compact habit. Growth regulators are not required under normal growing regimes. If needed,
Gazania responds to Cycocel (chlormequat chloride) or B-Nine (daminozide). When temperatures exceed 80°F (26°C), a tank mix of B-nine/Cycocel may
prove more effective.
Common Diseases: Botrytis, Rhizoctonia, Sclerotinia
Common Pests: Thrips, Spider Mite, Aphids

PRODUCT USE
Large packs, pots, containers,
border edgings, mass plantings

GARDEN SPECIFICATIONS
Light: Full sun
USDA Hardiness Zone: 8
AHS Heat Zone: 12 – 3

                 Garden Height                  Garden Width
Kiss           8 – 10” (20 – 25 cm)      8 – 10” (20 – 25 cm)
Big Kiss 10 – 12” (25 – 30 cm)      10 – 12” (25 – 30 cm)

Gazania SCHEDULING in Weeks

                                     Kiss          Big Kiss
Total crop time         13 – 15      13 – 15
‘288’ plug crop time 5 – 6          5 – 6
Transplant to finish crop time
4” crop                        8 – 10        8 – 10
6” crop                        9 – 11        9 – 11

Note: These suggestions are only guidelines and may have to be altered to meet
individual grower’s needs. Check all chemical labels to verify registration for use in
your region.

“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.”