(Apache Beggarticks, Bidens, Yellow Breeze Bidens)
This bidens, ‘Yellow Breeze,’ is a long-blooming selection of Bidens ferulifolia, a native of the southwestern U.S and contiguous regions of Mexico. It is a sprawling, ferny-leaved, short-lived perennial that covers itself with light-yellow flowers from late spring through autumn until frost. The flowers are open with broad overlapping petals and a central disk. They face upward on short stems above the leaves. Like the parent species, ‘Yellow Breeze’ tolerates heat and has little appeal...
Mark A. Miller
(Apache Beggarticks, Yellow Charm Apache Beggarticks)
A short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, Yellow Charm Apache beggarticks is a mound-forming selection with eight-petaled flowers. The daisy-like flowers occur from early summer to mid- or late fall, showing off their yellow petals that blush deeper gold around the central disc. This plant species originates from the southern United States and Mexico. It is heat-loving and has fern-like, rich green foliage. The blossoms are attractive to bees and butterflies and require little deadheading....
(Apache Beggarticks, Bidens, Goldilocks Rocks™ Bidens)
A short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, Goldilocks Rocks™ Apache beggarticks is a upright-growing mounded variety. It is early flowering and holds the flower clusters on fairly sturdy stems above the foliage. This plant species originates from the southern United States and Mexico. Apache beggarticks is heat-loving and has fern-like, rich green foliage. From early summer to fall it becomes adorned with a showy display of many bright yellow daisies, perhaps with a hint of gold tones. These...
(Apache Beggarticks, Mexican Gold™ Compact Apache Beggarticks)
Lacy foliage and small, five-petaled yellow flowers always are a cheerful addition to a garden. A short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual, Mexican Gold™ Compact Apache beggarticks is a mounding variety that's perfect for mixed-composition patio containers or as border edging. It is early flowering and holds the flower clusters on wiry stems above the foliage. This plant species originates from the southern United States and Mexico. Apache beggarticks is heat-loving and has fern-like, rich...
The Solaire® Series of Apache beggarticks is a collection of the most compact varieties bred for container culture. While this species is usually a short-lived, spreading perennial, often grown as an annual, members in the Solaire® Series perform as annuals, dying out after about a year even if ideal growing conditions prevail. Plants are mounds of fine-textured, deep green leaves. From early summer to fall's first frost, yellow to gold flowers delicately float on stems above the foliage.
(Golden Eye Beggarticks)
A large, shrubby perennial with ferny leaves along wiry stems and yellow daisy-like broad-petaled flowers in profusion in fall. It is native from Mexico to South America and close kin to coreopsis and cosmos.
Beggar’s tick is a short, spreading tender evergreen that is native from Arizona to Guatemala. The leaves are narrow, ferny or fennel-like. The flowers appear on long, nodding, wiry stems, which makes bidens a good plant to be used as an annual in a hanging basket or a container. It will...
Gerald L. Klingaman
There are approximately 50 species of these tropical, epiphytic (tree-dwelling) bromeliads. Native from southern Brazil to northern Mexico, they come in a wide variety of colors and are favorites of many tropical gardeners due to their grace and beauty. The genus was named to honor Swedish botanist, Gustav Billberg. Many species have been hybridized to create lots of new and interesting horticultural forms of Billbergia.
As a group, billbergias have long, slender rosettes with a few leaves...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Candelaria, Pinepink, Purple Bletia Orchid, Sharp-petaled Bletia Orchid)
Forming massive clumps over time, pinepink bears triangular, rosy pink flowers from winter to spring. This semi-evergreen terrestrial orchid is moderately hardy. In the wild, it grows on tree trunk flares in swamps or on fallen logs across southernmost Florida, the Caribbean, and Central and tropical South America. It can also grow in coarse humus piled atop rocky limestone or along moist rocky cliffs. The pinepink flowers mainly from midwinter to late spring, but it is not uncommon for sporadic...
(Brachyscome, Surdaisy™ Mauve Brachyscome, Swan River Daisy)
A tender perennial most often grown as an annual that's killed by subfreezing temperatures, the Surdaisy™ Mauve Swan River daisy produces pale blue-lavender flowers. This cultivar -- 'Bonbrabu' -- resulted from controlled cross-pollination efforts in 2004 by Andrew Bernuetz of Bonza Botanicals in Yellow Rock, New South Wales, Australia.
The bright emerald green leaves are narrow and deeply lobed, create a soft-looking frilly mass. The delicate leaves make an attractive foil to the yellow-eyed...