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Dianthus Early Birds 'Rebekah' (P)

Dianthus Early Birds® 'Rebekah' (P)

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

This is a free flowering and perfumed variety carrying fully double crimson blooms over grey-green foliage.

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, with free-draining, fertile soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

Ideal for pots on the patio, in border fringes or raised beds.

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Upright

Height x Spread / Trail:

15 x 14 cm

Features:

Attracts Wildlife

Scented

Typical Season:

Spring

Summer

Flower Colour:

Red

Foliage Colour:

silver/grey

Flowering Time:

March - September

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Raised Bed

Container

Rockery

Prefers:

Full Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

A hardy plant which will survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the worst frosts.

Plant Care:

Remove dead flowers to encourage repeat flowering. Remove untidy foliage in late summer.

Cultural Information

Family:

CAPPARACEAE

Genus:

Dianthus

Series:

Early Birds

Cultivar:

Rebekah

UPOV:

WP09 MAR05

UPOV No:

EUPVR 28508

Category:

Alpines

Recommended Pot Sizes:

9cm

11cm

1Ltr

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

26 weeks over Winter

12 weeks in Spring / Summer

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires infrequent feeding (Low EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

January - June

Recommended Sales Window:

March - August

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:47/1705/1815/1825/1835/18
Qty:15812

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Aphid

Root Aphid

Thrip

Common Diseases:

Botrytis

Fusarium

Phytopthera

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.