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

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
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 105, 207
      Rooting Hormone: Yes
      Average Days with Mist: 6-8
      Pinch: Yes
      Average Propagation Time (weeks): 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: Rooting hormone is recommended, but not required.
  • Finishing
    • 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.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 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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