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First-Year-Flowering Scheduling Tool

Digitalis Arctic Fox
North: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 22-38
South: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 12-40
Spring-early summer programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
Pinching the initial flower spike when just developing, either in liner of finished container, will provide multiple flower spikes and a shorter finished container.
Late summer - fall programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
Pinching the initial flower spike when just developing, either in liner of finished container, will provide multiple flower spikes and a shorter finished container.
Digitalis Arctic Fox Rose
Suggested Container Size.
Container: 2.5 qt (1 ppp)
Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH: EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 6.0-6.4
Soil Temperature: 70-72°F (21-22°C)
Rooting Hormone: 1,000 ppm IBA basal dip
Mist: Low to moderate
Fertilization: 50-75 ppm N
Pinching: Not typical in propagation.
Transplanting: Liner transplant week
Comments: Digitalis root slowly with first roots showing 15 to 18 days after stick. However, it is best to discontinue mist prior to visible root, as they root more quickly when not over-misted and when media is allowed to dry slightly between waterings.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: Nights: 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C) Days: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)
Light Level (fc): 3,000 to 5,000
Vernalization: No
Watering: Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
Pinch After Transplant: Recommended for more flowers per plant. Not required.
Plant Growth Regulators: PGRs generally not needed
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Aphids, white fly, spider mites