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First-Year-Flowering Scheduling Tool

Monarda Balmy™
North: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 24-35
South: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 24-35
Spring-early/mid summer programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
Long Day Obligate
Monarda Balmy™ Lilac
Monarda Balmy™ Pink
Monarda Balmy™ Rose
Monarda Balmy™ Purple
Suggested Container Size.
Container: 2.5 qt (1 ppp)
Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH: EC 1.0-1.25 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.
Transplanting: Liner transplant week
Comments: Do not oversaturate rooting media. Use long-day lighting when day length is less than 12 hours to keep plants actively growing.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: Nights: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
Vernalization: Beneficial for bulking and earlier flowering.
Daylength: long day obligate
Watering: Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
Pinch After Transplant: Recommended
Plant Growth Regulators: PGRs generally not needed
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Powdery mildew may be present if grown under poor air circulation and high humidity. White fly, spider mites.