Vegetative Variety

Scabiosa Flutter™

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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)
Scabiosa Flutter™ Pure White
Scabiosa Flutter™ Deep Blue
Scabiosa Flutter™ Rose Pink
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Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH: EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Soil Temperature: 70-72°F (21-22°C)
Rooting Hormone: 1,000 ppm IBA
Mist: Low to moderate
Fertilization: 75-100 ppm N starting at Day 10
Pinching: Typically not necessary. Remove premature flower buds as they appear.
Transplanting: 42-49 days after sticking
Comments: Scabiosa cuttings are sensitive to over-misting and over-watering in propagation.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.5-6.2
Temperature: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
Vernalization: No
Daylength: Day length neutral
Watering: Moderate
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Pinch After Transplant: Typically not required
Plant Growth Regulators: PGRs generally not needed
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Very disease resistant. Watch for root and crown rot under poor growing conditions.