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Ball has consolidated Lisianthus offerings into two series of the very best double and single Lisianthus, consisting of new genetics and existing varieties. Growers can now produce a high quality finished crop in a comprehensive color range.

Double Lisianthus are now known as the ABC series. Single Lisianthus are now known as the Laguna series. Two other important features of the ABC and Laguna series are the seedling vigor and proven reduced sensitivity to rosetting.
These traits enable plugs to be finished 1 to 2 weeks faster than comparable varieties and produce uniform crops. Lisianthus flowers are not Ethylene sensitive, therefore do not shatter and are easy to ship. 
Added to the variety descriptions for ABC and Laguna Lisianthus are Seasonality Numbers shown in front of the names. These numbers simplify the choice of the most suitable varieties for specific climatic conditions. The first number, Speed Guide, tells whether the variety is faster or slower to flower. The second number, 'Versatility Guide', indicates whether the variety can be grown over a longer or shorter flowering period.

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  • Crop Time

    14 to 18 weeks.

  • Planting Density

    64 to 84 plants/sq-m (6 to 8. plants/sq-ft.net).

  • Pre-planting

    Substrate: Lisianthus should be produced in disease free soils
    pH:
    6.5 to 7.2. Lisianthus prefers a high pH.
    High salt levels will delay flowering and can pro- mote rosetting in susceptible varieties.
    Netting: One to two layers of support netting 15 x 20 cm (4 x 6 in.) are recommended.

  • Temperature

    Cooler growing temperature will add to stem strength and caliper, but will increase the production time.
    Temperatures above 28°C (82°F) during the first 4 weeks after transplant can induce rosette formation in susceptible varieties.

  • Irrigation

    Begin production with overhead irrigation, then switch to drip irrigation 2 to 3 weeks following transplant.
    Keep the media moist but not saturated, allow to dry slightly between watering. Lisianthus grows slowly at first, and therefore requires little water.
    Do not allow the soil to dry out when plants are in flower.

  • Fertilization

    Fertilize every other irrigation with calcium nitratebased fertilizer at 100 to 200 ppm of N.
    EC: 1.5 mmhos/cm (using 1:2 extraction).
    Discontinue fertilizer applications as buds become visible.

  • Harvest

    Harvest Lisianthus when one or more flowers are open. Harvest in the mornings, when flower and plant tissues are cool.

  • PostHarvest treatment

    Always use clean buckets with fresh cool water for harvested of stems. If stems are hydrated in a 3% sucrose solution for 24 hours after harvest, vase life will increase. Keep harvested stems in coolers to optimize post harvest life.

  • Pests & Diseases

    Aphids
    Leaf miners
    Thrips sp
    Whitefly
    Botrytis sp
    Fusarium sp
    Pythium sp
    Rhizoctonia sp
    TOSPO Viruses

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Other Lisianthus varieties(2)
  • Variedad Flare
    Lisianthus Flare F1 Series Double-Flowered Lisianthus Flare displays an outstanding multi-flower, double-flower form with high petal counts and bright strong solid colors on tall, strong stems. All flowers on top.
  • Variedad Laguna
    Ball has consolidated Lisianthus offerings into two series of the very best double and single Lisianthus, consisting of new genetics and existing varieties. Growers can now produce a high quality finished crop in a comprehensive color range.

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