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BIDENS 'Sundens'

Image of Bidens 'Sundens'

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

BIDENS 'Sundens'

Plant Common Name

Beggarticks, Bidens, Marietta Gold Spark

General Description

This bidens, ‘Sundens,’ is a compact, long-blooming selection of Bidens ferulifolia, native to the southwestern U.S and contiguous regions of Mexico. Bred in Japan, 'Sundens' is a compact, upright, branching, short-lived perennial that covers itself with yellow daisy-like flowers from late spring through autumn until frost. It 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 ‘Sundens’ in full sun and average, well-drained, moist soil. Though it tolerates drought, it grows and flowers best with modest, steady moisture, especially when newly planted The flowers are upward-facing and short-stemmed, 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

  • Width

    10"-10" / 25.4cm - 25.4cm

  • Bloom Time

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

  • Native To

    Southeastern United States, Mexico

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Spreading

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • 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, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No