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BIDENS ferulifolia (SOLAIRE® YELLOW)

Image of Bidens ferulifolia 'Bidcomtis' (SOLAIRE® YELLOW, SOLAIRE® SERIES) PP17326

Jesse Saylor

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BIDENS ferulifolia 'Bidcomtis'( SOLAIRE® YELLOW, SOLAIRE® SERIES) PP17326

Plant Common Name

Apache Beggarticks, Solaire® Yellow Beggarticks

Special Notice

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General Description

The perfect-size plant for small patio containers or the front of the flower bed, Solaire® Yellow beggarticks produces bright yellow, five-petaled flowers. While this species is usually a short-lived, spreading perennial, often grown as an annual, Solaire® Yellow always tends to die-out after about a year even if ideal growing conditions prevail. Each plants is a mound of fine-textured, deep green leaves. From early summer to fall's first frost, yellow flowers (perhaps with a deeper hint of gold) delicately float on stems above the foliage.

Apache beggarticks is native to the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico. Solaire® Yellow was bred in The Netherlands and introduced around 2003. The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies and require little or no deadheading for reblooming to occur. A faint smell of honey may be detected on open flowers, too. Solaire® beggarticks are greenhouse propagated by stem cuttings, not by seed.

Excellent in sunny garden sites, Solaire® Yellow beggarticks grows best in moist but well-drained soils that are average to very fertile. High summer temperatures and a moderate drought are readily tolerated. It's a wise choice for use in containers, foreground border edges or rock gardens for summertime color.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 8

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Southwestern United States, Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No