Vegetative Variety

Veronica longifolia Skyward™

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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.

Notes/Pitfall Management
Preventative sprays for mildew are beneficial in high density propagation environments. 1 to 2 pinches in liner beneficial.
Week color desired
URC stick week
Liner transplant week
Early Spring
(1 ppp)
Ideal for 1.5G containers
(1 ppp)
Ideal for 1.5G containers
(1 ppp)
Ideal for 1.5G containers
Veronica longifolia Skyward™ Blue
Veronica longifolia Skyward™ Pink
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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: Moderate
Fertilization: 50-75 ppm N
Pinching: Recommended after roots are established. Leave 4-5 active internodes.
Transplanting: 35-42 days after sticking
Comments: Roots quickly. Plan to pinch in liner tray. Too wet will delay rooting.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: Nights: 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) Days: 60 to 70°F (16 to 21°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
Vernalization: No
Daylength: Long day facultative
Watering: Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
Pinch After Transplant: Yes
Plant Growth Regulators: PGRs generally not needed
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Aphids, white fly