|Our Product Code||LKFGD|
|Sold in Liners of 100|
|Price Per Plug:||55¢|
|Total Per Tray:||$55.00|
New Guinea Impatiens, named for their native habitat of Papua New Guinea, have been a mainstay in spring and summer programs since their introduction the US in 1972. Years of breeding and hybridization have made this plant a versatile choice in landscape, baskets and combination planters for many growers.
For best results with New Guinea Impatiens, we recommend using a constant feed program of 100-150 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 5.8 - 6.2. New Guineas are very susceptible to salts injury so ensure proper run-off and plan for a clear water drench weekly.
Pinching is not recommended as New Guineas are free-branching plants. Pinching will delay flower production by 2-3 weeks, so it can be used as an effective timing tool to delay flowering.
Spacing too close will result in excessive stretching. Space pots adequately to allow for light penetration and airflow between foliage of adjacent pots. We recommend seven inches for 4” pots and eighteen inches for 10” pots.
Stretching is best controlled with high levels of light, proper watering, and low fertilization. If PGRs are desired for varieties that stretch, NC State has tested a foliar spray of Bonzi at 5-30 ppm with good results.
Spider mites and thrips are the primary pests attracted to New Guinea Impatiens.
Assorted are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis while the days are short. This 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 are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.
|4" crop time||4-6 Weeks|
|10" crop time||8-10 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|10-23-2017 (Week 43)||3,300|
|10-30-2017 (Week 44)||0|
|11-06-2017 (Week 45)||0|
|11-13-2017 (Week 46)||0|
|11-20-2017 (Week 47)||0|
|11-27-2017 (Week 48)||303,500|
|12-04-2017 (Week 49)||232,100|
|12-11-2017 (Week 50)||220,300|
|12-18-2017 (Week 51)||395,000|
|12-25-2017 (Week 52)||355,100|
|01-01-2018 (Week 01)||477,100|
|01-08-2018 (Week 02)||482,400|
|01-15-2018 (Week 03)||606,700|
|01-22-2018 (Week 04)||606,500|
|01-29-2018 (Week 05)||59,500|
|02-05-2018 (Week 06)||142,600|
|02-12-2018 (Week 07)||157,400|
|02-19-2018 (Week 08)||147,000|
|02-26-2018 (Week 09)||117,900|
|03-05-2018 (Week 10)||118,200|