By Delilah Onofrey, Suntory Flowers
Photographs courtesy of Suntory Flowers
Looking to create combinations that are buzzworthy? Beedance bidens from Suntory Flowers blends perfectly with sun-loving annuals.
The Beedance name has two sources of inspiration. One is the European pronunciation of bidens sounds like “beedens” (the letter I sounds like E). Second is these flowers really do attract bees! Even though they were bred to be sterile for longer lasting blooms, the plants do provide nectar and attract bees. You will notice they have a honey scent.
Beedance debuted in North America five years ago with two striking bicolors – Painted Red and Red Stripe and a fun, whimsical dancing bee logo. Painted Red has yellow flowers with red-orange tips. Plants become more solid red-orange in cooler temperatures, which makes it a nice choice for fall. Red Stripe has yellow flowers with red stripes on each petal. Stripes fade as temperatures heat up.
To complete the series, a solid golden Beedance Yellow was introduced a year later.
When we saw how beautifully Beedance blended in combinations, we created a line of Suntory Mixer combos with bee names:
Bee Fabulous – bidens ‘Beedance Painted Red,’ lobelia ‘Suntory Lobelia Trailing White’ and petunia ‘Surfinia Deep Red’
By Joe Raboine, Director of Residential Hardscapes,
Photographs courtesy of Belgard
When designing outdoor spaces, most homeowners historically leaned towards traditional designs. But as outdoor living becomes a more integral part of daily life design concepts have changed. Belgrade has an interesting article that details some of the modern design ideas. Click here for an interesting article.
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