New variety!

Spring Fling Pink Tulip Begonia Vegetative

An unstoppable and unbelievable series! Spring Fling has larger flowers and better heat tolerance than its competitors. It offers an extremely high rooting percentage. It is also free-flowering throughout the Summer heat and humidity. Plus, it does not like to be overwatered, so it requires less maintenance at retail and in the garden, making retailers and consumers happy. Spring Fling will flourish in containers and hanging baskets, but is not recommended for in-ground planting.
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  • General Information
    • Height:
      12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)
      Spread:
      12 - 16" (30 - 41cm)
      Exposure:
      Shade, Partial Sun
  • Product Story
    • We’re happy to include Spring Fling among the Ball Ingenuity assortment. It’s instant, elegant color for patio pots or baskets.
  • Supply Location
    • Dummen Orange for unrooted
      Various root and sells for liners.
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray):
      102 tray
      Rooting Hormone:
      None required
      Average Days with Mist:
      14-21
      Pinch:
      Pinching early prior to reaching 5 nodes
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):
      4-5 weeks

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments:
      Night interruption with LED bulbs for 4 hours every night during short days inhibits the flowers and promotes branching.
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH:
      5.6-6.2
      Light Levels (fc):
      3,000-7,000 Use night interruption for 4 hours every night during short days.
      Temperature Day:
      68-75°F (20-24°C)
      Temperature Night:
      65-73°F (18-23°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      100-150 ppm N
      No. of Pinches:
      Pinch early prior to reaching 5 nodes.
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      250-400 ppm Cycocel as needed to improve plant habit.
      Pests:
      Whitefly, mites, thrips
      Diseases:
      Botrytis, Xanthomonas, Powdery Mildew
      Comments:
      A steady environment with little fluctuation in temperature and moisture is important during vegetative growth. Buds that develop at this time should be manually removed. The plant should be 2/3 the desired finish before initiating flower.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts :
      6-9 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons:
      9-12 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets:
      10-14 weeks
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