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Scientific Name: Bidens ferulifolia hybrids and cvs.
Pronunciation: BY-denz fer-oo-li-FOH-lee-uh
Common Name: bidens
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Spreading short-lived perennial to 30 cm tall; leaves small, finely divided bright green; flowers golden yellow "daisies" to 3 cm wide.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 4 Apprenticeship


Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:
Origin: Mexico, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Hanging basket
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include B. 'Orange Drop', B. 'Pirate's Treasure', B. 'Peter's Gold Carpet', and B. 'Sun Kiss'.
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Compound, Dissected
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblong, Other
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Incised

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Orange
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

 
Fruit Type: Cypsela (achene + calyx)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

 
Bark or Stem Colour: Green
  


Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Drought resistant
 
Location(s):
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa : cv. Orange Drop (2016)
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