Grower Tips By Proven Winners

Supertunia® 'Red' and 'Giant Pink', Torenia Summer Wave(TM) 'Large Violet', Temari(TM) 'Patio Red' and Sutera (Bacopa) 'Glacier Blue'

Supertunia® ‘Red’ and ‘Giant Pink’

‘Red’ and ‘Giant Pink’ are much like the other Supertuniavarieties that you grow and love. Red has large flowers and excellent rich redflowers while Giant Pink sets itself apart with very large flower size. Theseare both excellent additions to the Supertunia line.

Growth requirements are very similar to other Supertunia varieties

-The pH should be kept between 5.5 and 6.0 and EC should beat 0.5 or higher with the 2:1 method.

-They are heavy feeders and should be fed at a high rate offertilizer to ensure good leaf color.

-Growth can be controlled with cold temperatures or growthregulators. Both Sumagic and Bonzi are effective treatments.

-Vigor and very large flower size may make it difficult toproduce Giant Pink as a 4-inch crop and it may require higher doses of growthregulators to control the growth of this variety.

Temari(TM) ‘Patio Red’

Patio Temari varieties are upright-growing Verbenas that areperfect for patio pots and landscapes where a little height is needed.

-Growth requirements are similar to the other Patio Temariswith Temari ‘Patio Rose’ being most similar.

-The pH should be kept between 5.5 and 6.0 and EC should bebetween 0.5 and 0.8 with the 2:1 method.

-Growth can be controlled using lower temperatures, Sumagicis also effective.

Torenia Summer Wave(TM) ‘Large Violet’

Summer Wave Torenia is a great plant because it likes shadeand it handles the heat extremely well. It is the perfect plant for summershade containers of all kinds. Its trailing habit makes it a natural incombination containers. Summer Wave ‘Large Violet’ is a welcome addition to theseries.

-Summer Wave ‘Large Violet’ is very similar to Summer Wave’Blue’ for growth characteristics.

-pH is best kept between 5.8 and 6.2 and EC should bebetween 0.5 and 0.8 using the 2:1 method.

-Sumagic is effective at controlling growth.

-Do not use Florel because it will delay flowering.

Sutera (Bacopa) ‘Glacier Blue’

Another great Sutera is added to the collection from ProvenWinners. The habit is upright mounding rather than the trailing habit most Suterahave, making it very easy to produce in 4-inch pots.

-Production is similar to other Sutera (Bacopa).

-Do not let Sutera dry out because this will cause theplants to drop most of their flowers; make sure the soil is kept evenly moistas this will promote better blooming.

-It is best to keep pH between 5.5 and 6.0 and EC between0.5 and 0.8 using the 2:1 method.

-B-9 is an effective growth regulator.

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