Sanvitalia procumbens – Sunbini® Improved
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will "bury their dead" (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading necessary.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Use in hanging baskets, combinations, window boxes and landscapes
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
Soil Fertility Average Soil
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
Fertilization 100 - 150
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Dry to Moderate
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
For all sizes of containers, pinch the liner 1–2 weeks after transplant; for containers larger than 6” and for hanging baskets, trim around the edge of the container as needed prior to spacing or hanging of the baskets.
No PGRs needed. Growth can be controlled by growing dry. Plants are sensitive to Sumagic but 2500 ppm B-9 is effective if needed.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Do not use Truban or Banrot as these will stunt plant growth. Do not use any fungicides containing Azole.
Grower Tips for 'Sunbini'
-High light is essential.
-Production time decreases when light and temperatures are optimal.
-Prefers warmer production temperatures.
Grow lean, warm, and dry for best results.