Bellis
             
                        perennis
             
                        Speedstar® Plus
Bellis perennis

Speedstar® Plus

  • For Spring and Fall
  • Can be produced for both fall and spring sales windows; ideal partner to pansies
  • Low growing temperatures, no PGRs, short crop time
  • Earlier and compact
  • Fills pots easily
  • Flowers without vernalization
Crop time
Spring: 20 weeks, Autumn: 14 - 10 weeks
Height
5 ″ / 13 cm
Exposure
Sun - Partial shade
Seed form
Pelleted Seed
Uses
Bedding, Landscape, Pot Plant

Culture guide

Usage

Fflowering without vernalisation in fall and spring; Pot, mixed containers, borders or flower beds

Sow time

July August for fall sales; September-November for spring sales

Sowing method

1 or 2 pellets per plug

Germination

7-14 days at 70-75 °F (21-24 °C), do not cover seed. After germination, gradually reduce temperatures to 60-68 °F (15-20 °C) while maintaining adequate ventilation.

Growing on

Grow on at temperatures of 65-68 °F (18-20 °C) for fall production and 45-50 °F (7-10 °C) for spring production. Plants will flower in approximately 8-10 weeks. Sow in July for fall flowering; or October for early spring flowering. Produce both fall and spring Bellis crops under conditions similar to pansy production.

Media

Use a well drained growing substrate, pH: 5.5-6.3

Temperature

16-18 °C for fall and early spring sales or frost free to 10 °C for later spring sales.

Fertilization

Moderate fertilization levels are required


Stage I Starts with the radicle breaking through the testa. The roots are touching the medium. Ends with fully developed cotyledons.
Stage II Starts from fully developed cotyledons. Ends with the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair.
Stage III Starts from the fully developed true leaf or true leaf pair and ends with 80% of the young plants being marketable.
Stage IV All young plants are ready for sale and in the process of being hardened off. This stage lasts about 7 days.

The cultural recommendations are based on results from trials conducted under Central European conditions. Different conditions in other parts of the world may lead to deviations in results achieved.

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