Apply to hydrangeas to change flowers to pink colour. Also deepens existing pink colouring and raises soil pH. Delivers the required nutrients to assist changing blue and purple flowers to pink and to maintain vibrant pink colouring. An easy to use liquid formulation, Yates Hydrangea Pinking Tonic is easy to dilute and apply. It also contains magnesium for healthy green foliage.  No handling of dusty powders.

 

Features

  • Soil pH affects the colour of hydrangea flowers
  • Acidic soil (pH 4.5-5.5) will produce blue flowers
  • Less acidic soil (pH 5.5 to 7) will produce pale, purplish flowers
  • Alkaline soil (pH 7 to 8.5) will turn flowers pink
  • To make soil more acidic, use Yates Soil Acidifier

Directions for use 

Application – Change hydrangea flower colour to pink; maintain pink flower colour, raise soil pH and make soil sweeter (more alkaline).

Rate – Mix 25ml to 5L water, ensure all the measured liquid is washed into the final mix.

Frequency – Every 3-4 weeks.

Timing – Apply any time of the year or after winter pruning to adjust and maintain flower colour.

Area – 5L/5m2: apply to moist soil around plant.

For best results, check the soil pH before and during treatment: (at least every 3 months) the optimum soil pH to ensure pink flowers is 7.5 - 8.5.  Do not raise soil pH above this range as it could lead to plant damage.  It is best to apply many smaller treatments rather than a single large treatment.  To raise the pH of highly acidic soil will require a large number of repeat applications. 

NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS AUTHORISED

 
Size 500ml
Ingredient

Calcium (Ca) as calcium carbonate 41.5% w/v

Magnesium (Mg) as magnesium carbonate 6% w/v


Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Caution

DO NOT apply to foliage.  If contct occurs, rinse off immediately with water.  Always apply to moist soil.  Do not apply when maximum temperature is expected to reach above 30C or if the plant is suffering mositure stress.  Best applied during early morning or late afternoon.

Read label before use.

 

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