Spotlight On: Bidens

Scientific Name: Bidens ferulifolia

Common Name: Bidens

Plant Type:  Annual

Sun: Full Sun

Water: Moderate

Bloom Time: Summer

Bloom Color: Gold

Height: 1 to 3 feet

Bidens are a bright gold flower that make a great addition to any container garden.  The fern-like foliage and star-shaped flowers trail over the sides of containers and window boxes, making it a great choice for your “spiller.”

Plant your bidens in a sunny area with well-drained soil. While it does beautifully in containers, bidens can also be used as an annual groundcover.  To keep them blooming continuously throughout the summer, be sure to fertilize and pinch off any flowers that are done blooming. They are somewhat of a tender flower, so be sure to plant them after the chance of frost has gone or protect them from any cool nights.

 

Christian Goers