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Bidens Bee Alive

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Controlled habit is ideal for small pots up to hanging baskets. Easy production for retail. Exciting novelty color and pattern for Spring and Fall. Great color that can be produced during the heat of Summer for Fall sales – also works in Fall mixed combos! Flowers attract pollinators, like bees and butterflies.

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Bee Alive Bidens PGR Trials 2017

General Information

Height: 8-10" (20-25cm)
Spread: 18-24" (46-61cm)
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
Comments: Reduce and eliminate mist as soon as possible.


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 (12-16°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 1-3
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: PGR is generally not needed, as it is genetically compact. Bee Alive responds well to B-Nine applications at rates below 2,500 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
Bidens Bee Alive

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