Seed Variety

Bellis Bellissima™

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Data is gathered from our Elburn, Ill., trials (Zone 5a) for a North American audience. Warm-climate growers: expect 1-2 weeks earlier finishing. Cool-climate growers: expect 1 week slower. Dates based on standard 288 plug size.

Notes/Pitfall Management
Always watch for aphids. Plants can appear to wilt under high temperatures and light. Avoid overwatering which can lead to root rot.
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Early Spring
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(3 ppp)
Bellis Bellissima™ Mixture
Bellis Bellissima™ Red
Bellis Bellissima™ Rose
Bellis Bellissima™ White
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Seed Form: PEL
PlugSize: 512
Seeds/Cell: 1-2
Plug Crop Weeks: 5-6
Days from 50% to maximum germination: 3-5
Cover Seed: Yes
Plug Production
Stage 1
Moisture: Level 4
Temperature: 65-72°F
Light: Optional
Stage 2
Moisture: Level 3
Temperature: 65-68°F
Light: 6-8 mol·m⁻²·d⁻¹
Fertilizer: Less than 100 ppm N
(Less than 0.7 EC)
Stage 3
Moisture: Level 2-3
Temperature: 60-65°F
Light: 6-8 mol·m⁻²·d⁻¹
Fertilizer: 100 to 175 ppm N
(0.7 to 1.2 EC)
Stage 4
Moisture: Level 2
Temperature: 60-65°F
Light: 6-8 mol·m⁻²·d⁻¹
Fertilizer: 100 to 175 ppm N
(0.7 to 1.2 EC)
Vernalization: No
Propagation Key Tips: Use a medium covering of coarse-grade vermiculite to improve seedling uniformity.
Growing on to Finish
Growing on Temperature: (day) 60-65°F (16-18°C)
(night) 40-45°F (4-7°C)
Target Media pH/EC (1:2): 5.5-6.4 pH
1.1-1.3 mmhos/cm
Fertilizer: 100 to 175 ppm N
(0.7 to 1.2 EC)
Daylength: Day Neutral
Fertilizer Notation: Fertilize moderately every 2 weeks or as needed with 100 to150 ppm N with a complete balanced fertilizer. Maintain media EC at 1.1 to 1.3 EC and pH at 5.5 to 6.4.
Chemical Sensitivity: Leaf damage due to high concentration of Tilt (propiconazole); maintain standard concentration and spray more frequently if needed.
Finishing Key Tips: Grow as cool as possible but avoid freezing temperatures. For forcing the crop when grown at these temperatures, grow at 55 to 58°F (10 to 12°C) for 4 weeks before sale. PGR for EU is Tilt (propiconazole) at 200 to 300 ppm.