Stachys Lilac Falls Rooted Cutting Liner

Stachys Lilac Falls - Rooted Cutting Liner

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Sold in Liners of 100
Price Per Plug: 55¢
Total Per Tray: $55.00
1/3 Partial Tray
Price Per Plug: 70¢
Total Per Tray: $24.50

North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Our Stachys Lilac Falls Liners are part of the Westhoff breeding program. It is a hybrid cross between stachys and lamium. We love it because it is easy to grow and yet produces wonderful lavender flowers. It is a tough plant that is heat- and drought-tolerant. It is perfect for landscape use in beds and borders, but it also makes a great standalone basket or container. We have also seen it used in combination planters as a cascading plant.


Growing Tips

For best results with Stachys, use a constant feed program of 150 ppm N. A pH between 5.8 and 6.2 is important for the healthiest plant color. In most cases, an additional supplement of iron is recommended in order to deepen the coloration of the foliage.

Flowering

Lilac Falls will flower naturally as the days lengthen in the spring. For best flowering and growth habits, we recommend growing them in bright, natural light. Low light levels tend to stretch the plant and make it look leggy.

Pinching

Stachys do not require pinching. These cascaders have a natural tendency to branch. If you are looking for a short, squatty final produce, we recommend one pinch either before transplanting or 5-10 days after.

Spacing

Cascaders like Stachys do not normally perform well in trade containers like 1801s. Look to grow these in 4-10" pots or in larger containers. These plants can spread 30-26 inches across, so space your pots depending on the size of the plant you intend to grow.

Height Control

Plant growth regulators are not necessary.

Pests

Whiteflies, aphids and spider mites are all insects to watch out for with Stachys Lilac Falls.

Disease

Stachys is not prone to many diseases, but don't oversaturate the soil. If the plant sits in moist soil for an extended amount of time, you could end up with root rot or botrytis. Botrytis grey rot is usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent botrytis by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis and root rot are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label's instructions.

Planting Stachys Lilac Falls Liners

  1. We recommend planting 3-4 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4" pots, 1 plant per pot should be sufficient. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.
  2. Pinching is not required, but if you prefer to pinch, allow the plants to establish in their container before doing so. Either pinch them before transplantation or 5-10 days after.

Rooted Cuttings

Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Stachys Lilac Falls Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time6 Weeks
10" crop time10 weeks
Bloom PeriodSpring
ColorLavender
HabitCascading
Height8-12 Inches
LightFull Sun/Partial Sha
Minimum Temp60
Perennial ZoneZone 5
Water NeedsLight
Patented PlantYes


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