PPL Solution Starter- Echibeckia 2020-2021 Technical Guide

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ECHIBECKIA tm

Liner Size: 72-Cell Availability: February-July Hardiness Zone: 7-9 Growing Temps: 60-80˚F Exposure: Full Sun Average Finishing Time: 8-12Weeks for 1 gallon

ECHIBECKIA ® TECHNICAL GUIDE 2020-2021

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT Trade Name: Echibeckia ™ Summerina ® | Scientific Name: X Echinacea Rudbeckia Liner Specs: 72-Cell Growcoon

VARIETIES

EXPOSURE

Summerinas need to be grown in full sun to produce the best quality plant. Shade will cause them to stretch and they will not produce as many flowers if grown in shady conditions. TEMPERATURE Optimal temperature for growing is 60-80˚F. The blood lines used to cross Summerinas are originally desert plants so they can stand high temperatures, although during hot days they might wilt a bit. This mostly has to do with a very high EC level in the soil. If the EC level drops a bit, they will not have this problem.

BLAZING FIRE ™ | PPAF

BROWN | PP# 25,206

ELECTRA SHOCK | PP# 29,164

BUTTERSCOTH BISCUIT | PP# 29,163

ORANGE | PP# 25,221

PUMPERNICKEL | PP# 29,210

SIZZLING SUNSET ™ | PPAF

SUNCHASER™ | PPAF

SUNREEF™ | PPAF

YELLOW | PP# 25,243

2020-2021 Echibeckia Program / Pacific Plug & Liner

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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT Trade Name: Echibeckia ™ Summerina ® | Scientific Name: X Echinacea Rudbeckia Liner Specs: 72-Cell Growcoon

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Finishing Times 2.5 Quar t-1 Gallon

Finishing Times 1.5 Gallon-2 Gallon

Recommended Finishing Months

Recommended Pot Size

Var iety

Growth Habit

BLAZING FIRE ™

Large, Mounding

1 Gallon-2 Gallon May-September 8-12Weeks

10-15Weeks

Small-Medium, Mounding

2.5 Quart-1 Gallon May-August

6-10Weeks Not suggested

BROWN

BUTTERSCOTCH BISCUIT

Very Large, Mounding 1.5 Gallon-2 Gallon June-October

10-12Weeks 12-16Weeks

ELECTRA SHOCK Medium-Large, Upright 1 Gallon-2 Gallon

June-October

8-12Weeks

10-15Weeks

Medium, Mounding

2.5 Quart-2 Gallon May-October

8-12Weeks

10-15Weeks

ORANGE

Medium-Large, Upright 1 Gallon-2 Gallon

May-October

8-12Weeks

10-15Weeks

PUMPERNICKEL

SIZZLING SUNSET ™

Large, Mounding

1 Gallon-2 Gallon

June-October

10-12Weeks 12-16Weeks

Large, Upright

1.5 Gallon-2 Gallon May-October

8-12Weeks

10-15Weeks

SUNCHASER™

Large, Mounding

1 Gallon-2 Gallon May-September 8-12Weeks

10-15Weeks

SUNREEF™

Large, Mounding

1 Gallon-2 Gallon

June-October

8-12Weeks

10-15Weeks

YELLOW

*G rowers should use the information presented here as a Guideline only .

GROWER TIPS

• Echibeckia are fast growing plants; finishing times range from just 8-14 weeks, depending on season and size. • Echibeckia can be grown in a variety of sizes. Larger sizes should be planted earlier in the season while days are short so the plant can fill the pot . • Echibeckia require high levels of fertilizer for optimal performance. We recommend starting with

4 KG Osmocote per m³. Use a 5-6 month Osmocote with

shaded, it is time to space. More light amounts to more flowers. • Echibeckia are not prone to disease. Diseases might arise, however, if they are subjected to poor growing climates such as too much moisture or too low light.

high Potassium (K).Add an extra amount of 200 gram Micromax trace element to the soil in addition to the normal starter mix. • Echibeckia do not need to be vernalized. Save space and time by planting in the spring. • Echibeckia need to be spaced in time to set a lot of side flowers. When part of the canopy is being

• Echibeckia have a long shelf life at retail.To prevent colors from fading, keep out of high shade areas.

FERTILIZATION & IRRIGATION GUIDELINES Summerinas are fast growing plants and therefore require a larger amount of fertilizer than most plants. • We recommend starting with 4 KG Osmocote per m³. Use a 5-6 month Osmocote with high Potassium (K).

• Add 200 gram Micromax trace element to the soil in addition to the normal starter mix.

• Once the plants are rooted in the pot, raise the EC level in the soil to 1.5 using liquid 27-15-12 feed. If you cannot add extra liquid fertilizer, then the best option is using a 5-6 month Osmocote with high K. • Summerinas need a good amount of water during the growing season. Overhead irrigation and drip irrigation both work well.With overhead irrigation, try to water early in the morning.You might see some leaf burning from water droplets during very hot days and watering in the evening can lead to disease issues, as plant foliage will remain wet into the night.With drip irrigation, you can water at any time of day.

Macro-elements

PPM MMOL

Micro-elements

PPB UMOL/L

NH4

<1.9

<0.1

Fe

558

10

K

47

1.2

Mn

110

2.0

NA

<58

<2.5

Zn

131

2

CA

40

1.0

B

108

10

MG

7.3

0.3

Cu

44

0.7

NO3

155

2.5

Mo

<9.6

<0.1

CL

<89

<2.5

S

58

0.6

HCO3

<6.2

<0.1

P

15

0.5

K/CA

1:2

1:2

**K eep in mind ; these are not fixed numbers , just Guidelines .

TECHNICAL GROWING INFORMATION

MEDIA

A well-drained soil with lots of air in it. Use a coarse and open soil with a pH around 5.5.

VERNALIZATION

Not needed, spring-summer planting is suggested for best results.

Summerinas can be planted directly outside once the chance of frost has passed. If planting before last chance of frost, start inside to keep them frost-free. Relocate plants as soon as the chance of frost has passed to keep plants compact, otherwise they can stretch. The first 3-4 weeks after potting, Summerinas are building a nice root system below and a compact rosette on the top.After this structure is built, they will start to elongate, so it is important to not have them inside during this phase. If there is a late chance of night frost and the plants are outside, place some winter cloth on the plants to protect them. Summerinas are fast growing plants and are bred to be genetically compact and well branched. However, if they are not spaced in time they can stretch.To prevent stretch, space plants as soon as the leaves start touching each other. Summerinas can be spaced directly after potting. Depending on the growth and the amount of fertilizers applied, you need about 9 pots per m² max for a 1 gallon pot.The end space for a 2 gallon pot is 4-5 pots per m². Because Summerinas are genetically compact and self-branching, pinching is not necessary and we do not recommend it. Even for a 2 gallon or larger pot, pinching is not necessary.To delay flowering you can pinch, but you should only do so 4-5 weeks after planting and not later. Remove only the main shoot to give side shoots a better opportunity to develop. Generally, PGRs are not required, especially in the longer days of summer. If extra control is needed, apply B-9 spray or Bonzi drench sparingly. Otherwise, there is potential for stunting and flower delay. Summerinas are not prone to many diseases.They are very easy to grow and if well fertilized, they do not get diseases. Keep plants well-spaced in a sunny area with good air flow and do not allow plants to go into the night with wet foliage. Summerinas will generally fill a pot so it is important to keep plants well-watered to prevent wilt. Keep in a sunny area, well-spaced and do not allow foliage to go into the night wet.

PLANTING

SPACING

PINCHING

HEIGHT CONTROL

DISEASE

POST PRODUCTION/ GARDEN CENTER CARE

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