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BIDENS ferulifolia 'Yellow Breeze'

Image of Bidens ferulifolia 'Yellow Breeze'

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BIDENS ferulifolia 'Yellow Breeze'

Plant Common Name

Apache Beggarticks, Bidens, Yellow Breeze Bidens

General Description

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 for deer and rabbits. In warm climates it is a perennial. In cold climates it is grown as an annual.

Plant ‘Yellow Breeze’ in full sun and average, well-drained, moist soil. Though it tolerates drought, it grows and flowers best with modest, steady moisture, and be watered regularly when newly planted. The flowers are upward good for cutting. Deadheading keeps the plant tidy and prompts the growth of new flower stems.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    11 - 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

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    North America, United States, Southwestern United States, Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    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, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No