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First-Year-Flowering Scheduling Tool

Salvia greggii Radio Red
North: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 22-37
South: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 19-40
Spring-early summer programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
Late summer - fall programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
*Plantings after week 25 finish faster
Salvia greggii Radio Red
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: Liner transplant week
Comments: Begin fertilizing 7 days after stick.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: Nights: 45 to 70°F (7 to 21°C) Days: 55 to 80°F (13 to 27°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
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: Once for smaller pot sizes, twice for larger containers.
Plant Growth Regulators: PGRs generally not needed
Pests and Fungal Diseases: White fly, spider mites
Container: 2.5 qt (1 ppp)