Campfire® Flame Bidens flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Beggarticks
Brand: Proven Winners
Striking scarlet and yellow flowers in summer, with muted orange petals in early spring and fall; a nice mounded habit; vigorous and heat tolerant
Campfire® Flame Bidens has masses of beautiful yellow daisy flowers with gold eyes and scarlet tips at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its tiny pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Campfire® Flame Bidens is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Campfire® Flame Bidens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Campfire® Flame Bidens will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Campfire® Flame Bidens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.