Sanvitalia – Sunbini® Improved

Garden Height
6 - 10
12 - 14
12 - 18
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
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Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Drought Tolerant

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

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.

Uses Notes

Use in hanging baskets, combinations, window boxes and landscapes

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

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

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.

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