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Dianthus Rockin'™

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Data is gathered from our Elburn, Ill., trials (Zone 5a) for a North American audience. Warm-climate growers: expect 1-2 weeks earlier finishing. Cool-climate growers: expect 1 week slower. Dates based on standard 288 plug size.
Early Spring
Week color desired
Quart
(1 ppp)
Gallon
(3 ppp)
Sow week
 
 
Plug transplant week
 
 
PGR application recommended for finished production.
Spring/Summer
Week color desired
Quart
(1 ppp)
Gallon
(3 ppp)
Sow week
 
 
Plug transplant week
 
 
PGR application recommended for finished production.
Late-Summer/Fall
Week color desired
Quart
(1 ppp)
Gallon
(3 ppp)
Sow week
 
 
Plug transplant week
 
 
PGR application recommended for finished production.
Notes/Pitfall Management
Bonzi drench or Sumagic sprays are beneficial. Pinching plugs before transplant is helpful to manage top-growth. Additionally, containers can but cut back to reduce overall height.
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