PENSTEMON mexicali CARILLO RED

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PENSTEMON mexicali CARILLO RED

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Perennial, 1 grams = 1000 pl.
Carillo serie, 30 cm, a new strong Penstemon with early flowering and good branching. Germinate at 18-20 ° and do not cover the seeds. No retearding needed
FLEUROSELECT GOLD MEDAL 2014
€0.024 each
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PENSTEMON mexicali CARILLO RED is available for purchase in increments of 500 seeds.

Description

Details

Germination
Approximate seed count (raw): 51,000 - 68,000 S./oz (1800 - 2400 S./g)

Key Flowering Facts
• First-year-flowering perennial.
• Vernalization: not required.
• Photoperiod response: facultative long day plant.
• Unique and attractive (early) summer item.
• Long flowering and heat tolerant.
• Eye-catching, great visual appeal.

Media
Use a well-drained, disease-free, soilless media with a pH of 5.8 to 6.5 and an EC of 0.75 mmhos/cm.

Sowing
Sow 4 seeds per cell in 288 or larger plug tray. Do not cover the seed. Spray after sowing preventively against fungi.

Germination takes 3 to 6 days.

Soil temperature: 65 to 68°F (18 to 20°C)

Light: Light is not required but beneficial.

Moisture: Keep soil medium moist to medium wet (level 3-4).

Humidity: Maintain 95 to 97% relative humidity (RH) until radicles emerge.

Plug Production

Media
Use a well-drained, disease-free, soilless media with a pH of 5.8 to 6.5 and an EC of 0.75 mmhos/cm.

Sowing
Sow 4 seeds per cell in 288 or larger plug tray. Do not cover the seed. Spray after sowing preventively against fungi.

Stage 1 – Germination takes 3 to 6 days.

Soil temperature: 65 to 68°F (18 to 20°C)

Light: Light is not required but beneficial.

Moisture: Keep soil medium moist to medium wet (level 3-4).

Humidity: Maintain 95 to 97% relative humidity (RH) until radicles emerge.

Stage 2
Soil temperature: 65 to 68°F (18 to 20°C)

Light: Up to 2,500 f.c. (26,900 Lux)

Moisture: Reduce media moisture slightly to medium moist (level 3) to allow the roots to penetrate into the media. Don’t let the media dry out.

Fertilizer: Apply fertilizer at rate 1 (less than 100 ppm N/less than 0.7 mmhos/cm EC) from nitrate-form fertilizers with low phosphorous.

Stage 3
Soil temperature: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)

Light: Up to 2,500 f.c. (26,900 Lux)

Moisture: Maintain the moisture level constantly medium moist (level 3). Avoid both excessive watering and drought.

Fertilizer: Maintain fertilizer at rate 1 (less than 100 ppm N/less than 0.7 mmhos/cm EC) from nitrate-form fertilizers.

Growth Regulators: Not needed for height control; however, plant quality seems improved in a later stage when using 2 applications of B-Nine/Alar (daminozide)
of 2,000 ppm (2.5 gr/l 85% formulation or 3.0 gr/l 64% formulation) applied about 2 to 2½ weeks after sowing.

Stage 4
Soil temperature: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)

Light: Up to 5,000 f.c. (53,800 Lux) if temperature can be controlled.

Moisture: Same as Stage 3.

Fertilizer: Apply fertilizer at rate 2 (100 to 175 ppm N / 0.7 – 1.2 mmhos/cm EC) from nitrate-form fertilizers.

Growing On to Finish
Container Size
4 to 5 in. (10,5 to 13cm) or square/quart pots: 1 plug per pot

Media
Use a well-drained, disease-free, soilless media with a pH of 5.8 to 6.5 and an EC of 1.2 mmhos/cm).

Vernalization
Not required for flower induction.

Temperature
Nights: 55 to 59°F (13 to 15°C)
Days: 65 to 72°F (18 to 22°C)

Light
No additional light is required.

Photoperiod
Carillo is a facultative long day plant and will flower faster when daylength is 12 hours or longer.

Irrigation
Keep media constantly medium dry to medium moist (level 2 to 3).
Root-system of Carillo is sensitive to both excessive watering and drought.

Fertilizer
Apply fertilizer at rate 2 to 3 (150 to 225 ppm N / 1.1 to 1.5 mmhos / cm EC) from Nitrate form fertilizer. Avoid high ammonium levels.

Growth Regulators
In general, PGR is not needed for height control when grown cool. However, Penstemon mexicali is responsive to B-Nine/Alar (daminozide) in an early stage after transplant. An application of 2,500 ppm (3.0 gr/l 85% formulation or 4.0 gr/l 64% formulation) can be applied about 10 days to 2 weeks after transplant. If necessary, repeat the application after approximately 1 week depending on growth, temperature and light level. Best reaction to PGR treatments may be expected the first month after transplant.

Note: Avoid using Bonzi (paclobutrazol) as it may cause a wild, open and coarse plant habit. Plants also tend to stretch earlier.

Pinching
Not needed. However, for pot-culture, pinching approximately 1 week after transplant can result in more flower stems. This delays crop time by approximately 3 to 5 weeks.

Spacing:
Space plants when foliage is touching.

Crop Scheduling
Sow to transplant (288 cell plug): 6 to 8 weeks

Transplant to flower:
• Red and Purple: 12 to 14 weeks
• Rose: 13 to 15 weeks

Total crop time:
• Red and Purple: 18 to 22 weeks
• Rose: 19 to 23 weeks

Note: Larger plug size, bigger pot size, cool temperatures, pinching or the use of PGR may cause a longer crop time.

Production: Sow early to middle of January for natural flowering in May to June under Northwest European conditions.

Common Problems
Insect: Aphids, Spider Mites, White Flies
Disease: Powdery Mildew

Garden and Landscape Information
• Carillo is a first-year-flowering perennial to USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 7.
• Space plants at 8 to 10 in. (20 to 25 cm) apart in welldrained soil.

Note: Growers should use the information presented here as a starting point. Crop times will vary depending on the climate, location, time of year, and
greenhouse environmental conditions. Chemical and PGR recommendations are only guidelines. It is the responsibility of the applicator to read and follow all the current label directions for the specific chemical being used in accordance with all regulations.

“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.”