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Gerbera Garvinea 'Sweet Sixteen' (P)

Gerbera Garvinea™ 'Sweet Sixteen' (P)

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

The Sweet Sixteen speaks for itself. With a vibrant, show-stopping pink bloom and yellow-green centre, this strikingly pretty plant is a perfect addition to any container or border collection.

Ideal Conditions:

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

Possible Situation:

Perfect combination partner for hardy and summer annuals alike. Ideal for containers, baskets and borders.

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Upright

Height x Spread / Trail:

30 x 40 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

pink

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

April - October

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Raised Bed

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

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

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

ASTERACEAE

Genus:

Gerbera

Series:

Garvinea

Cultivar:

Sweet Sixteen

UPOV:

GARSIXTEEN

UPOV No:

Category:

Hardy Perennials

Recommended Pot Sizes:

11cm

1Ltr

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Place the plants close together for a better micro climate. Spacing should occur when the plants touch each other, approx 5 weeks after transplanting. Make sure this happens to prevent stretching of the leaves.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

22 weeks over Winter

14 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 normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Not Recommended

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

January - May

Recommended Sales Window:

January - August

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:15/18
Qty:13

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

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Aphid

Leaf Miner

Two Spotted Mite

Common Diseases:

Botrytis

Powdery Mildew

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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.