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BIDENS ferulifolia 'Yellow Charm'

Image of Bidens ferulifolia 'Yellow Charm'

Mark A. Miller

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BIDENS ferulifolia 'Yellow Charm'

Plant Common Name

Apache Beggarticks, Yellow Charm Apache Beggarticks

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General Description

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. Flowers also smell faintly of honey.

A tough plant for sunny sites, 'Yellow Charm' grows best in average to very fertile soil that's moist but with good drainage. It tolerates high summer temperatures and moderate drought. It is perfect for sunny containers, hanging baskets, border edges or rock gardens. If this plant gets too leggy or encroaches onto nearby plants, it may be cut back hard to rejuvenate. Extremely cold winters kill Apache beggarticks, but it still makes a worthwhile annual.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 8

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    3b, 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

    10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm

  • 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, Gold

  • 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