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  • Mecardonia Little Sunshine
    ‘SAKMEC002’ PP24,515
    (Flowering Only License)

Mecardonia Little Sunshine

Mecardonia Little Sunshine
USDA Zone: Zone 10

This easy-to-produce variety flowers from Spring to Fall, making it versatile in programs all year long. It is very tolerant of cool and warm conditions, and it will not cycle out of color at the point of sale. It works well in 4-in. (10-cm) pots to hanging baskets, and offers great performance in the landscape.
  • General Information
    • Height: 4-6" (10-15cm)
    • Spread: 14-18" (36-46cm)
    • Exposure: Sun
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 105, 207
    • Rooting Hormone: Yes
    • Average Days with Mist: 6-8
    • Pinch: Yes
    • Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4
    • Comments: Rooting hormone is recommended, but not required.
    • Soil pH: 5.5-6.0
    • Light Levels (fc): 3,500-6,000
    • Temperature Day: 68-77°F (20-25°C)
    • Temperature Night: 68°F (20°C)
    • Fertilization (ppm N): 150-200
    • No. of Pinches: 2 for pot sizes over 6 in. (15 cm)
    • Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Plant Growth Regulators not needed when grown in high light.
    • Pests: Aphids, fungus gnats, slugs/snails
    • Diseases: Botrytis, Root and stem rot
    • Comments: Mecardonia is heat and drought tolerant in the landscape. Generally, finished production pots can be produced with little to no maintenance required.
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 6-8 weeks
    • 6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 6-8 weeks
    • 10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 5-6 ppp, 10-12 weeks
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