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Bidens aristosa (Tickseed Sunflower)

Bearded Beggarticks, Tickseed Sunflower, Bur Marigold, Long-Bracted Beggarticks, Long-Bracted Tickseed Sunflower, Swamp Marigold, Tick Seed, Tickseed Beggarticks, Tickseed Sunflower, Western Tickseed, Yankee Lice, Bidens aristosa var. fritcheyi, Bidens aristosa var. mutica, Bidens aristosa var. retrorsa, Bidens involucrata, Bidens polylepis, Bidens polylepis var. retrorsa


Bidens aristosa (Tickseed Sunflower) is a fast-growing annual or biennial boasting a profusion of bright yellow daisies, up to 2 in. across (5 cm), held on long erect stalks. Blooming in mid to late summer, the large blossoms feature 6-8 bright yellow ray florets surrounding yellow disc flowers in their center. Rich in nectar, the flowers are a good pollen and nectar source for bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. They are carried above the bushy foliage of alternate, pinnately or bipinnately dissected leaves. The flowers give way to thin dry seeds that often have barbs. Songbirds, finches, sparrows and ducks feast on them. Tickseed Sunflower is suitable for growing in naturalized prairie or meadow plantings or along the edge of a woodland.

  • Grows up to 24-48 in. tall (60-120 cm) and 12-24 in. wide (30-60 cm). Will self-sow generously.
  • Performs best in full sun shade in moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of partial shade and wet soils.
  • Welcomed addition to prairies and meadows, native plant gardens, along ponds and streams.
  • Easy to grow, relatively pest and disease free, Bidens aristosa is moderately resistant to damage from deer.
  • Keep an eye out for mottle virus, cercospora leaf spot, white smut, downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust.
  • Mulch to control seedlings or hoe lightly to uproot them.
  • Propagate by seed in spring.
  • Native from south eastern Canada to U.S.A.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Annuals
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Annuals
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Midwest, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Northeast, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Southeast, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
Tolerance Wet Soil
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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