Culture & Timing Guide

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CULTURE & TIMING GUIDE

How To Use

Beedance is a bedding plant that can be used for hanging baskets, window or balcony boxes, patio pots and as a ground-cover. Duration of flowering for consumers is from April/May-November. Very showy.

Flowering Characteristics

As bedding plants they need a good amount of light to be able to flower. Increased light levels and longer days stimulate the flowering. To get a nice full flowering pot with a flowering center it seems a must, to use a second pinch and in a style to cut the plant back deeply around the pot edges.

Young Plants

Start with certified clean material from one of the official MNP flowers dealers. Go to the availability page to find one of our licensees in your neighbourhood.

Beedance painted red close up

Potting Medium

Use a good quality bedding plant mixture that can contain enough moisture and has a good structure. pH of mixture can be around 5,5-6.0

Potting

Any size pot can work, for baskets use 3 plugs/basket.

Earliness Depends On

  • Your average 24 hours temperature, the higher the faster.
  • Roughly we have calculated 10 weeks to finish Painted red and 8 weeks to finish Painted Yellow, growing in 10 cm in normal bedding plant season under dutch circumstances.
  • Potting date.

Pots & Baskets

GROWING SCHEME

Beedance Painted Red

10-14 cm Pots

Potting: March-April.
Rooting: Bidens are fast growing and easy to root.
1st pinching: 2 weeks after potting (if the plant is high enough).
2nd pinching: Cut low around the pots edge, when the plant starts to have a correct size.
Finishing time: 2-3 months.
Harvest: End of April, May.

Baskets, Use 3 Plugs

Potting: End of February, March.
Rooting: Bidens are fast growing and easy to root.
1st pinching: 2 weeks after potting (if the plant is high enough).
Finishing time: As from 2,5 months.
Harvest: End of April, May.

‘An already pinched and branched plug can give an advantage in speed of finishing as well as plant quality.’

Growers

CULTURAL INFORMATION

Climate

Temperature: After potting, a higher temperature is preferred like 18 o C for around 2 weeks, this for the roots to grow out of the plug fast. Later a growing temperature between 10 and 16 o C can be used as a normal greenhouse temperature. For more speed you can add more temperature especially in the beginning of the culture without compromising too much on the quality. Of course growing very cold will delay the flowering time.

Air humidity: For a compact and hardier plant a low humidity of the air is preferred. This plant can grow very dense so enough ventilation is required to avoid Botrytis inside the bushy plant.

Light: The more light and the longer the day the better for flowering and growth.

CO2: Will probably react positive on higher CO2 levels

Watering

To get a compact plant it is wise not to water excessive. After the plant has grown to size be careful not to over-water on days when the crop does not dry well. The densely branched plants need to dry up also on the inner side of the plant.

Fertilizing

Add continuously 1,5 grams/liter of a well balanced feeding program(=EC 1,5 mS) having all the elements including micro nutrients (also chelated iron). This is excluding the water EC 1.

Crop Protection

Watch Botrytis inside the dense crop, adapt watering. In case of chemicals to be applied use Bee friendly ones.

Growth Regulating

  • Beedance is not very hard to keep compact.
  • Regulate the given water amount.
  • Pinch once and cut back deep and around the pot edge.
  • You can use cold morning strategy or negative DIF.
  • Use growth regulators if needed and applicable on weekly basis.
  • Give plants enough space and keep the environment dry.
  • We have good experience with of Alar 3-4 grams per liter.

‘The above information is given with our best and present knowledge, MNP flowers cannot take any responsibility for the use or misuse of the above given information.’ Enjoy the growing of Beedance!

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MNP flowers (the Netherlands) introduces new plants and varieties from the Japanese breeder Suntory Flowers Ltd., among others, onto the European ornamental horticultural market. MNP flowers have several selection specialists, who all have in-depth knowledge of the European horticultural market. Together they select plants and varieties that suit this market perfectly. They are tested extensively at several testing locations. Next to that MNP flowers carries out market research for every variety, which is very important for ‘positioning’ the product. They think about ‘product naming’ and branding (logo, labels, pots, leaflets, website, etc.). Growers pay a licence fee for every Suntory Flowers Europe plant. MNP flowers recoups this licence fee to its business partners by creating marketing concepts, arranging free publicity and PR, safeguarding plant quality, etc.