Vegetative Variety

Artemisia gmelinii SunFern™ Arcadia

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Data is gathered from our West Grove, Pa., trials (Zone 6a). Southern growers: expect 1-2 weeks earlier finishing. Northern growers: 1 week slower. Consider summertime scheduling accurate. Dates based on a standard 72 liner size.

Week color desired
URC stick week
Liner transplant week
(1 ppp)
Must be grown 65F or warmer to finish properly Foliage only
Week color desired
URC stick week
Liner transplant week
(1 ppp)
Foliage only
Artemisia gmelinii SunFern™ Arcadia
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Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH: EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Soil Temperature: 70-72°F (21-22°C)
Rooting Hormone: 500 ppm IBA
Mist: Low to moderate
Fertilization: 50-75 ppm N starting day 7
Pinching: Pinch once, prior to transplant.
Transplanting: 35-42 days after sticking
Comments: Mist enough to rehydrate cuttings. Do not over-mist beyond Day 2 or 3. Arcadia is particularly sensitive to over-misting in propagation.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: Nights: 56 to 64°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 76°F (18 to 24°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
Vernalization: No
Daylength: Day length neutral
Watering: Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Pinch After Transplant: Typically not required
Plant Growth Regulators: B-Nine/Cycocel sprays 2,500/1,000 ppm
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.