Golden Empire™ Bidens
Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Empire'
Golden Empire™ Bidens flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 8
Other Names: Beggarticks
Group/Class: Timeless Collection
This selection presents a unique, upright habit with an abundance of extra-large golden flowers; blooms early and continuously; great for mixed containers and baskets; water frequently to encourage bud development in high heat
Golden Empire™ Bidens has masses of beautiful gold daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its tiny deeply cut ferny leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Golden Empire™ Bidens is an herbaceous perennial 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 not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Golden Empire™ Bidens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Golden Empire™ Bidens will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and tends to be biennial, meaning that it puts on vegetative growth the first year, flowers the second, and then dies.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. 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.
Golden Empire™ Bidens is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. 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.
Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.