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SENETTI® Super Blue

Pericallis hybrid

Cool Colors for the Cool Season

When it comes to early spring color, you can’t beat the Senetti pericallis series from Suntory Flowers. Three inches across flower count can be as high as 200 on a plant grown in a 10-inch pot in electric shades of blue, purple, pink and magenta. Senetti varieties are dramatically different from old-fashioned cinerarias. Although the vivid bicolor flowers look familiar, the cool weather garden performance, durability, and vigor Senetti offers is so much better. Plus Senetti has a unique reblooming ability and can be cut back for a fresh flush of flowers.

Height: 12 to 24-inches
30 to 61-centimeters
Spread: 12 to 18-inches
30 to 46-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring, Spring
Colors: Blue
Vigor: Vigorous
Earliness: Mid
Usage: Container Gardens, Gardens, Landscapes
 
GROWER CULTURE:
 
General:
 
Media: Well-drained peat/perlite mix
pH: 5.5 to 6.0
Fertilization: Medium | 250 ppm
Light: Moderate
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
 
Finishing:
 
Growing Temp Day: 55°F to 75°F | 13°C to 24°C
Growing Temp Night: 55°F to 75°F | 13°C to 24°C
Pinching: If our rooted liners do not come as pinched and breaking plants, do a single pinch. Plants will naturally break and produce well-shaped plants.
PGR: Senetti is very responsive to B-Nine (daminozide), which can be used at 2,000 ppm every 14 days, depending on the crop timing. Florel (ethephon) can also be used at the rooting stage to promote lateral shoots.
Pests: Aphids are the number one pest for this crop, but spider mites and whíteflies can also be present during production. Scout for thrips as flowers develop.
Diseases: Powdery mildew can be an issue during the cool crop production, so keep humidity levels low in the greenhouse. A preventive drench with Subdue MAXX and Cleary’s every eight weeks will prevent root rot.
 
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
 
4-inch: 10 to 20-weeks with 1 ppp
6-inch: 10 to 20-weeks with 1 ppp
8-inch: 10 to 20-weeks with 1 ppp
Deco Container: 10 to 20-weeks with 1 ppp
 
Other Varieties in the Series:
[ Magic Salmon ] [ Deep Blue ] [ Ruby Red ] [ Light Blue Bicolor ] [ Blue ] [ Magenta ] [ Magenta Bicolor ] [ Violet Bicolor ] [ Pink Bicolor ] [ Blue Bicolor ]