Packet Content (approx.): 700 (0.06g's)
Formula mixture of all solid Celebrity colors.
This series combines the best of grandiflora pack performance with the unsurpassed garden performance of multifloras. The large flowers bloom early on compact plants. Height: 10 to 12", 12 to 14" spread.
Early February - April sowings will flower from early May, March sowings flower late May to June.
Sow into plug trays ideally to prevent root disturbance, or seedling trays. Germination takes 7-10 days at 20-24oC, when sown onto an open seed-sowing compost.
Light is required for germination (10 hours at 10 ftc (108 lux) is sufficient), and to stop the seedlings from stretching. Keep the germinating seedlings moist at all times.
Once the seed-leaves (coyledons) have emerged, begin liquid-feeding the young seedlings, and gradually reduce the soil moisture, to prevent stretching of the young plants. Throughout the culture, high light levels and moderate temperatures (10-15 oC) will encourage a compact habit.
After around 5 weeks the young plants are ready for transfer into 6- or 9-packs, or 8cm pots, or else can be grown on in cell trays then used for baskets and containers
Grow on and gradually harden off for planting outside after last frost.
Try sowing into plug trays two seeds per station. This will save pricking off later.
Suitable for the vegetable garden, allotments and containers.
Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.