About Beedance


That’s why we developed Beedance: a new set of environmentally-friendly crops with an irresistible appeal to bees, butterflies and other insects. Beedance turns every garden and every balcony into a colourful and sustainable paradise.

Beedance is the perfect patio plant for attracting wildlife without compromising on the design and look of your garden! Bees and butterflies will be flocking to your garden this summer thanks to the intense honey scent and high nectar levels of Bidens ‘Beedance’. On a warm summer day, the perfume will cloud across the patio. That’s why we say: Beedance ‘bee friendly!’

A newly bred range of compact Bidens that produce strong and sturdy plants producing an abundance of flowers throughout the summer. These plants are a magnet to Bees and Butterflies thanks to their sweet honey scented flowers and our pick for warm fragrant patio display this summer.

These semi-compact yet heavily flowering bidens plants are perfect for baskets, pots and window boxes, or mixing into cottage garden beds and borders, coping well in periods of drought and gardener’s neglect! Bidens ‘Beedance’ stems from new breeding work, utilizing hard to find species in order to extend the colour spectrum of this reliable summer basket plant. Add this easy-care plant to your baskets this summer!

Beedance is an


Beedance Bidens drew a swarm of attention during the 2015 IPM in Germany where it also won the golden innovation Award for best new bedding and balcony plant.

Next to that it was nominated for several big award shows like the Fleurostar Award 2015 where it became second and the nomination for ‘the breeding of the year’ 2015 TASPO award.

Why choose this Bidens?


In addition to the striking bicolor patterns, Beedance offers distinct advantages that
make these varieties superior to other novelty Bidens on the market.
Read more about the (botanical) history of Beedance and Bidens.

Dense Branching
& Short Inter Nodes

This creates a manageable growth habit and high flower count. One cutting will fill out a pot nicely, reducing the number of inputs and production time.

Plays Well With Others

Beedance Bidens offer controlled growth that is harmonious to plant in combinations with other popular vegetative annuals. Its growth but also its bright warm colour, makes it a nice plant to use in combination with others.

Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Although Beedance is seed sterile, it is not pollen sterile and truly does attract bees and butterflies. Painted Red, especially, has a soft honey fragrance.

beedance painted red

Stunning Colours

The strong and stunning red and yellow colours give your garden a boost. Did you know that Beedance varieties were (one of) the first bicoloured red Bidens ferulifolia varieties on the market in 2016?

Early & Continuous Flowering

Beedance plants were selected to flower quickly. Beedance plants are sterile and do not set seed, so Beedance blooms from early spring through fall, until temperatures fall below 0° C. Burr-like seeds are a common problem in Bidens.

All Weather Resistance

Beedance plants are all weather resistant and therefore suits all summer climates. From dry to more wet climates.

MNP flowers and our


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 license fee for Suntory® geneticsMNP flowers recoups this license fee to its business partners by creating marketing concepts, arranging free publicity and PR, safeguarding plant quality, etc.