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Bidens ferulifolia


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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour






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Bidens ferulifolia

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This dazzling Mexican plant was once known as Coreopsis ferulifolia, and is a relative of Cosmos sulphureus, which it closely resembles. If grown as a perennial it will develop into quite a large herbaceous plant, but it is usually bought as one ingredient of a hanging basket scheme, and discarded after flowering. The species is an upright plant, suitable for growing in beds and containers, while the vigorous variety 'Golden Goddess' is the best one for baskets, its long branches trailing and forming an open bulky bush. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Bidens

Species: ferulifolia

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to April

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