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pH
B (5.8 - 6.2)
B (0.6 - 0.9)
Medium (150 - 200 ppm)
Moderate to Moist
C (65 - 72º Fahrenheit)
C,4 (70 - 75º Fahrenheit)
C (70 - 75º Fahrenheit)

Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.

4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

For pots 6" and smaller pinch at transplanting only. For hanging baskets and pots larger than 6" soft pinch at planting and trim around pot edge just prior to hanging.

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Soft black rot of underlying foliage can be caused by over watering, cold temperatures and/or low pH.

Grower Tips: 

Schedule production for spring and summer finish. Mecardonia is very heat tolerant and makes an excellent summer crop.

Proper water management is critical for proper growth.

Do not move outside
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2018 Top Performer Penn State
2012 Top Performer University of Tennessee - Knoxville
2012 Top 10 North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2012 Top Performer Massachusetts Horticultural Society at Elm Bank
2012 Top Landscape Performer North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2012 Top Performer Ohio State University Extension - Springfield
2012 Consumer Choice University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale
2012 Top Perfomer University of Wisconsin
2012 Top 10 Container Plants North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
2012 Top Perfomer Texas A & M - East Texas Bedding Plant Trial

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