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First-Year-Flowering Scheduling Tool

Gaura lindheimeri Little Janie
North: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 24-32
South: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 19-27
Spring-early summer programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
Summer programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
Gaura lindheimeri Little Janie
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: Low to moderate
Fertilization: 50-75 ppm N when roots become visible
Pinching: Recommended after roots are established. Leave 4-5 active internodes.
Transplanting: Liner transplant week
Comments: Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C). Remove flowers in propagation.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: Nights: 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) Days: 55 to 60°F (13 to 16°C)
Light Level (fc): 3,000 to 5,000
Vernalization: No
Watering: Allow media to dry regularly 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: Spider mites, aphids
Container: 2.5 qt (2-3 ppp)