Sunbeam Bidens
Anideal counterpart to the very compact Sun Kiss. Great vigor, early-season color and cool growing options make Sunbeam a must-have for Spring programs. Good for larger baskets and combinations.

Protection Information: 'KLEBF07003' PP20,553
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Culture Details
  • General Information

    • Height:
      10 - 14" (25 - 36cm)
      Spread:
      14 - 24" (36 - 61cm)
      Exposure:
      Sun
  • Propagation Guide

    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray):
      32, 50, 72, 84, 105
      Rooting Hormone:
      No
      Average Days with Mist:
      6-9
      Pinch:
      Yes
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):
      3-4

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments:
      Reduce and eliminate mist as soon as possible.
  • Finishing

    • Soil pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Light Levels (fc):
      5,000-9,000
      Temperature Day:
      59-76°F (15-24°C)
      Temperature Night:
      53-61°F (11-16°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      175-225
      No. of Pinches:
      1-3
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      B-Nine(S) 2,500 ppm. Also responds to Sumagic(S) 3-5 ppm or Sumagic(D) 0.25 ppm.
      Pests:
      Fungus gnats
      Diseases:
      Root and stem rot
      Comments:
      Pinch for better branching and shape.
  • Crop Time (weeks)

    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts :
      1 ppp, 5-7 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons:
      2-3 ppp, 6-8 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets:
      4-5 ppp, 6-9 weeks