Gerald L. Klingaman
Pretty foliage and bright yellow, daisy-like flowers in summer and fall makes every gardener covet the bearded beggarticks. However, a copious production of two-pronged seeds that resemble ticks, readily snag in a pet's coat or on your pant legs. For this reason, this species warrants control to prevent rampant colonization across a landscape. Even though attractive in bloom, some people will always regard this wildflower as a weed.
Bearded beggarticks is a fast-growing annual native to the...
Almost every child, puppy and kitten has carried and dispersed the seeds of Bidens. Variously known as beggarsticks, sticktights, Spanish needles and bur marigolds these annoying seeds are the product of sweet, daisy-like flowers.
There are about 200 species of herbs, shrubs or vines which make up the genus Bidens. They are annuals or perennials and can be found growing throughout much of the world, most often in subtropical, tropical, and temperate North America and South...
James H. Schutte
This is one big North American perennial. It naturally inhabits the sunny moist prairies and old fields of the central United States and reaches bold heights.
White doll’s daisy has a tall, upright, bushy habit. It is clump-forming and spreads slowly via rhizomes. Its stems are lined with lance-shaped leaves that are deep green to gray-green. In midsummer to fall its stems become topped with many delicate yellow-centered daisies that may be white or lavender-pink. These appear in multitude...
(False Aster, Pink Beauty False Aster, White Doll's Daisy)
This boltonia, ‘Pink Beauty,’ is a selection of a hardy, upright perennial native to the central and eastern U.S. The plant grows as a cluster of upright stems, leafy at the base, less leafy at the top, where they branch many times to form clusters of small,upward-facing, daisy flowers with narrow pink petals and a small yellow center. Flowering begins in autumn and at full bloom the plant is a high cloud of light pink above a dense forest of narrow, stiff, green stems. In full sun the plant is reliably...
This variety of white doll’s daisy has larger daisies and tends to be shorter than the standard species. It is a large North American perennial that naturally inhabits the sunny moist prairies and old fields of the central and northeastern United States.
White doll’s daisy has a tall, upright, bushy habit. It is clump-forming and spreads slowly via rhizomes. Its stems are lined with lance-shaped leaves that are deep green to gray-green. In midsummer to fall its stems become topped with many...
The patented cultivar Jim Crockett® is noted for its relatively compact height, numerous pale violet daisies and deep green foliage. It was bred by Thomas H. Boyle in a controlled breeding program in Amherst, Massachusetts.
White doll’s daisy is a North American perennial that naturally inhabits the sunny moist prairies and old fields of the central and northeastern United States. This selection has an upright bushy habit, is clump-forming and spreads slowly via rhizomes. Its stems are lined...
Bearing a blizzard of late-season blooms on stout, relatively compact stems, 'Snowbank' is a selection of Boltonia asteroides var. latisquama, a large herbaceous perennial native to moist habitats in the eastern and central United States. This cultivar was introduced by the New England Wildflower Society in Framingham, Massachusetts.
The upright, blue-green stems of 'Snowbank' are furnished with narrowly lanceolate blue-green leaves. Plants spread slowly via rhizomes to form...
(Smallhead Doll's Daisy)
Clouds of small white to lilac "daisies" adorn this medium-sized to large herbaceous perennial from late summer to early fall. It is native to prairies, woodlands, and roadsides in the south-central and southeastern United States.
Variable in height and habit, smallhead doll's daisy typically forms a tall clump of upright stems clothed in linear to narrowly lance-shaped leaves. Plants sometimes spread rapidly via underground stolons. Yellow-eyed "daisies" appear in large airy clusters for many...
Gerald L. Klingaman
The genus Bougainvillea comprises about 18 species. They are woody, scrambling, thorny vines, shrubs and small trees native to South America. The genus is named for Louis Antoine de Bougainville, a French explorer who sailed around the world in 1767 and discovered the plant in the area of Brazil. There are several commercially important species and hundreds of cultivated varieties.
Generally, these plants are evergreen but some may be semi-evergreen for a short time during winter....