PETUNIA

Mambo GP natural dwarf

Natural Dwarf Petunia

Petunia Mambo *GP*

One of the first introductions in the Hem Genetics genetically dwarf Low Grow™ class of bedding plants, Mambo Petunias became the breeding standard for multiflora Petunias. With virtually no need for the use of PGRs in greenhouse production, Mambo offers savings in both materials and application labor, plus a more ‘sustainable’ production by the use of less chemicals. Hem Genetics continuously works to improve varieties to current industry needs, and as of 2017, the entire Mambo series has been replaced by improved Mambo *GP* varieties, which give the same greenhouse performance and compactness, but with an even better Garden Performance in the landscape, where they shine with high flower count, little to no maintenance and probably the best after-rain recovery of any Petunia.

Mixtures:

In addition to the full mixture, a growers mixture with major colors is composed which provides a more uniform plug tray performance and appearance. It’s specifically intended for plug producers who strive for a better plug tray uniformity.


Mambo *GP* offers following great features:

• Minimal to no use of growth regulators (PGRs)

• Naturally better branching with shorter internodes

• Non-stretching during production

• Non-stretching on retail benches, longer shelf-life at retail

• Extra-large flower size

• Perfect performance in hanging baskets, borders and landscape

• Profuse quantities of flowers for garden color throughout the season

• Fast recovery from weather/rain damage

• Easy to grow with little maintenance

• Much less splitting/lodging in the landscape compared to non-genetic dwarf petunias

• No use of pgrs enables ECO friendly production


Cultural Information Petunia Mambo (pdf


Life cycle: annual
Use: packs, pots, containers, hanging baskets, beds and borders
Height in pot: 10-15 cm (4-6 in.)
Garden height: 20-25 cm (8-10 in.)
Garden width: 25-30 cm (10-12 in.)
Seed count: 8.000-11.000 s/gram (227.000-312.000 s/oz.)
Seed form: normal and pelleted
Germination rate: 85%


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