• Bidens Sun Drop Improved
    ‘Balbisopim’
    (Flowering Only License)

Bidens Sun Drop Improved
Top-selling bidens features large flowers and a controlled, upright habit that won’t fall apart at retail. Early flowering and densely branched, with big, eye-catching blooms. Works well in mixed baskets and patio containers.
  • General Information
    • Height: 12-18" (30-46cm)
      Spread: 12" (30cm)
      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 (12-16°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
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