Delphium 2022 PPL-Solution No 9

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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, with the goal to breed a super hybrid that would solve all the problems growers have with Delphinium currently on the market. The bloodlines 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 single flower spike Delphinium crops.The flower power of Delgenius 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 hours.


• 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 10-16 weeks to get a finished plant after spring planting, depending on climate and pot size.The best spring planting time is April-May for summer flowering. Liners can also be planted August-October and overwintered for an early spring flowering crop. • 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 and 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.

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