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Bidens aristosa (Tickseed sunflower, Long-bracted beggar-ticks)

Bidens aristosa Photo/Illustration: Rick Mark


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Botanical Name: Bidens aristosa Common Name: Tickseed sunflower, Long-bracted beggar-ticks Genus: Bidens
This fast-growing annual of the Midwestern wet meadows grows to 4 or 5 feet tall. Hundreds of 2-inch golden daisies with buttery tips and dark, fringed eyes smother fine foliage in late summer. Be cautioned, this plant generously self-sows, and is on Kentucky's invasive plant list.
Propagation: Sow seed in spring.
Problems: Possible invasive tendencies. Mottle virus, Cercospora leaf spot, white smut, downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, leaf miners, aphids.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Pace Fast Grower;Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium to Wet
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Native; Self Seeds; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Naturalizing
Style Meadow Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Annuals

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