Delphium 2021-2022 PPL-Solution No 9

DELPHINIUM

N O . 9

DELPHINIUM PROGRAM

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LINER-BILITY ® I N T R O D U C I N G 7 2 w e e k s f o r e c a s t e d

DELPHINIUM PROGRAM

A CLEVERLY REIMAGINED CLASSIC

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From the Hellebore Frostkiss® and Echibeckia Summerina® breeder comes a brand new series, Delphinium Delgenius™.This series is the result of over 10 years of breeding, working to come up with a super hybrid that would solve all the problems growers have with Delphinium currently on the market. The blood lines crossed to create the Delgenius series bring enormous hardiness, heat tolerance and strong flower stems to Delphinium.These will easily fill large pots with only one liner and produce a multi-branching habit in a short amount of time. Not only are Delgenius pot-filling, but they also require no vernalization so crops can be potted in the fall or spring. In addition, gone are the days of only single flower spike.The flower power of this plant is huge, having multiple, semi-double blooms with rebloom.There is no need to use PGRs on these either, as they are genetically bushy and do not send up single tall spikes like other varieties.This helps growers save on the costs of application and labor.

GROWER TIPS

• The Delphinium Delgenius program at PP&L is offered in a 72 cell size from tissue culture. Due to their fast and strong growth, we recommend larger pot sizes between 1.5-gallon and 3-gallon, only 1 liner per pot is needed. • Delgenius need a higher Phosphorus rate compared to most perennials, Phosphorus is important for producing side shoots and more blooms.The best ratio of P to K for growing Delgenius is 1:2 to 1:2.5. • Delgenius should be grown at a pH between 5.4-5.5 and never above 6.0. A high pH will make Phosphorus less available meaning less side shoots and production of a single bloom vs the multiple blooms Delgenius is capable of.

• It takes approximately 12-16 weeks to get a finished plant after spring planting, depending on climate. Best spring planting time is April-May for summer flowering. Liners can also be planted August- September and overwintered for early spring flowering • Delgenius are heavy feeders, use a liquid feed on top of a slow release fertilizer. EC levels should be kept at 1.5, it is important to keep a watch on the fertilizer level in the soil when the flower stems/buds start to appear. If levels are lower than 1.5, plants need additional fertilizer at that point.

• Delgenius are fast-growing plants, therefore they need spacing for the best quality finish. Plants can be spaced after planting to their final spacing or wait till buds start to appear but no later. • If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, preferably with pictures so we can better help you grow the best crop possible.

THE DELGENIUS™ SERIES, A PP&L EXCLUSIVE

DELGENIUS™ BREEZIN | PPAF

DELGENIUS™ GLITZY | NEW | PPAF

The earliest to bloom in the series at 10-13 weeks with highly ruffled purple and white flowers with a green bee.

Glitzy is the newest member in the series with double deep blue flowers and a white bee.

usda zones 3-9 | 20-24 " x 16-20 "

usda zones 3-9 | 20-24 " x 16-20 "

DELGENIUS™ SHELBY | PPAF Shelby is the latest to bloom in the series at 14-16 weeks, but worth the wait. Flowers are a beautiful lilac purple color with a white bee and in some conditions, flowers can have a bright blue edging.

DELGENIUS™ JULLIETTE | PPAF Juliette will bloom just after Breezin at 13-15 weeks when spring planted. Flowers are double bright pink fading to mauve-pink with age with a green bee.

usda zones 3-9 | 20-24 " x 16-20 "

usda zones 3-9 | 20-24 " x 16-20 "

P L A N T H O L O G Y

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N O . 9

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