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BIDENS 'Pirate's Treasure'

Image of Bidens 'Pirate's Treasure' PPAF

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BIDENS 'Pirate's Treasure' PPAF

Plant Common Name

Beggarticks, Pirate's Treasure Bidens

General Description

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.

This cultivar, ‘Pirate’s Treasure,' is a spreading, tender, short-lived perennial with lax ferny leaves and semi-double (extra petals) daisy-like yellow flowers atop upright stems. It flowers constantly from midsummer to fall. Deadheading encourages more bloom and keeps the spent flowers from going to seed. If allowed to makes seeds, this bidens, like most of its kin, will produce numerous seedlings and a weeding burden.

Give 'Pirate’s Treasure ' well-drained soil and full sun. Its spreading habit makes it perfect for containers or hanging baskets and also in bedding and border plantings. It is good in butterfly gardens, or wildflower plantings, and the flowers are good for cutting and look pretty in arrangements, In northern climates grow it as an annual.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Orange Red

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes