Digitalis

(seed; cutflower)

Stage 1

Rooting hormones
No

Vermiculite cover
No

Soil temp (min)
60

Soil temp (max)
65

Irrigation frequency
Medium

Surfactant
No

Time (min)
4

Time (max)
5

Stage 2

Soil temp (min)
65

Soil temp (max)
70

Moisture
Medium

Fertilizer
50-75 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Suppl. light
yes

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
7

Stage 3

Soil temp (min)
62

Soil temp (max)
65

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<1.0

Time (min)
28

Time (max)
28

Stage 4

Soil temp (max)
62

Allow to wilt
No

Wash leaves
No

Fertilizer
100-150 1x/wk

Soil EC
<0.75

Time (min)
7

Time (max)
8

General

  • Control growth with DIF, low starter charge, temperature, moisture, fertilizer, and light
  • May benefit from a vernalization treatment during plug stage for better flowering
  • Very susceptible to TSWV and INSV!
  • 7-8 weeks total crop time

adapted from data published by Dr. Roger Styer