• MegaCopa™ Blue
    ‘Balmecoblu’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • MegaCopa™ Pink
    ‘Balmecopin’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • MegaCopa™ Sky Blue
    ‘Balmecosklu’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • MegaCopa™ Versa White
    ‘Balmecoversi’
    (Flowering Only License)

  • MegaCopa™ White
    ‘Balmecowite’
    (Flowering Only License)

MegaCopa™ Bacopa
  • This series of bacopa is notable for its well-branched habits, large flowers and improved heat performance.
  • Controlled habit is grower-friendly and offers better centerfill than other bacopa.
  • Largest flower size in the industry, with showy blooms that cover the plant, driving impulse sales at retail.
  • General Information
    • Height: 4-6" (10-15cm)
      Spread: 12-18" (30-46cm)
      Exposure: Sun
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
      Rooting Hormone: No
      Average Days with Mist: 6-8
      Pinch: Yes
      Average Propagation Time (weeks): 3

      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: Stick 1 cutting per cell.
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH: 5.4-5.8
      Light Levels (fc): 4,000-8,000
      Temperature Day: 65-76°F (18-24°C)
      Temperature Night: 56-61°F (13-16°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
      No. of Pinches: 1-2
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench: Generally not needed. B-Nine spray 1,000-1,500 ppm can be used sparingly to tone and control spread. Florel spray 150-200 ppm will reduce early flowering and increase branching.
      Pests: Thrips, aphids
      Diseases: Root rot, Botrytis
      Comments: Pinch as needed to shape. Grow Bacopa bright and cool to maximize branching and encourage best possible habit. Test soil regularly for high pH/iron deficiency. Refer to the MegaCopa Series Bacopa Grower Facts at ballfloraplant.com for detailed culture information.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts : 1-2 ppp, 5-7 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 2-3 ppp, 7-10 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 4-5 ppp, 8-12 weeks
  • Download Culture
  • Videos
    • Tech Talk MegaCopa Bacopa en espanol
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      MegaCopa Bacopa Regional Culture Trials 2017
      5:11
      MegaCopa Is A Superior Sutera
      1:39
      Bacopa MegaCopa from Ball FloraPlant
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  • Additional Information
Varieties
Rebecca Tashiro
Rebecca Tashiro
Breeder

MegaCopa for mega-success

MegaCopa Bacopa has emerged as one of our fastest-growing products, taking market share and delivering grower success due to its heat tolerance and floriferousness. We went from selling these as 2 for 1 cuttings to 1 for 1 cuttings, and we have found that growers have just as much success with MegaCopa this way and the product looks the same or better going to the store.”

Regional culture recommendations

We performed extensive PGR trials and found that MegaCopa White can be successfully grown without PGRs.

An early Cycocel 750 ppm spray application approximately 2 weeks after transplant, or Bonzi 3 ppm drench 4 weeks after transplant, are options that worked well. This process provided adequate control and helped produce a well-toned and filled pot.