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Bidens 'Rockstar' (P)

Bidens 'Rockstar' (P)

Consumer Information

Narrative Description:

The bright, juicy green leaves highlight the enormous yellow flowers - almost twice the size of typical bidens flowers!

Ideal Conditions:

Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining, soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

Perfect for bowls, baskets and other containers, mixed with other summer lovers or can be planted on their own.

Accreditations /
Awards:

Proven Winner Variety

Resilience:

Tender

Habit:

Bushy

Height x Spread / Trail:

30 x 30 cm

Features:

Attracts Wildlife

Typical Season:

Summer

Flower Colour:

yellow

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

May - October

Planting Recommendations:

Basket

Raised Bed

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Temperature Tolerance:

To keep this plant over winter it must be kept in a frost free area.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

Asteracea

Genus:

Bidens

Cultivar:

Rockstar

UPOV:

BIDROSTA

UPOV No:

Category:

Summer Patio Flowering

Recommended Pot Sizes:

9cm

11cm

1Ltr

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

0 weeks over Winter

8 weeks in Spring / Summer

Requires Pinching / Cutting Back

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Warm crop 11 - 19C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

February - May

Recommended Sales Window:

May - July

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:15/1825/18
Qty:1314

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Aphid

Thrip

Common Diseases:

Botrytis

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.