Tickseed sunflower

Bidens aristosa

Photo/Illustration: 
Rick Mark
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Tickseed sunflower (Bidens aristosa)
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.

Overview

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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