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Care of the plant Bidens ferulifolia or Fern-leaved beggarticks.

Care of the plant Bidens ferulifolia or Fern-leaved beggarticks

The genus Bidens, family Asteraceae, comprises 200 species of herbaceous plants and shrubs native to temperate and tropical regions of all continents. Some species are: Bidens ferulifolia, Bidens alba, Bidens frondosa, Bidens aurea, Bidens tripartita, Bidens pilosa, Bidens laevis.

Common names: Apache beggarticks, Fern-leaved beggarticks. This species is native to Mexico.

They are perennial plants with a creeping habit and fast growth. They are very interesting for their long, abundant and fragrant flowering. They have thin leaves cut into thread-like segments. The attractive yellow flowers are star-shaped and have a honey scent. They bloom in summer and fall.

They are used in rockery combined with Verbenas, Felicias or Agateas and also in pots for balconies and terraces.

Bidens ferulifolia needs full sun exposure; they can withstand frost down to -5 ºC. They are able to bloom all year round if there is no frost in winter.

They can be grown in any type of soil that is very well drained.

Water frequently in summer and reduce watering the rest of the year.

It's advisable to prune withered flowers.

They do not need fertilization.

They are resistant to pests and diseases.

They propagate by cuttings in autumn or spring or by seeds sown in spring.

Images of the plant Bidens ferulifolia or Fern-leaved beggarticks

Bidens ferulifolia
Bidens ferulifolia
Bidens ferulifolia
Bidens ferulifolia
Bidens ferulifolia
Bidens ferulifolia
Bidens aurea
Bidens aurea
Bidens aurea
 

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