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Bidens ferulifolia 'Tweety' (Tickseed)

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Plant description

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Bidens 'Tweety' is a herbaceous perennial plant, which makes a nice cushion shaped plant. It has profuse golden yellow flowers from winter through spring and all through summer. Very showy and easy care, with few pests or diseases. Likes full sun and well drained soil. Give it a handful of slow release fertiliser in spring and again in summer, and trim lightly if needed to encourage a dense habit. Great as a container plant, for massed plantings and for borders. Takes some frost, and is good in heat.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring summer winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: butterflies, insects, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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