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spinbaby

(15,058 posts)
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:17 AM Feb 12

Plant Bidens this spring!

I’m beginning to plan my flower beds and, while I was googling deer resistant options, ran across Bidens. I’d never heard of them, but they’re daisy-like annuals that come in yellow, orange, and white. They’re apparently closely related to, but not exactly the same as, coreopsis. I’m going to seek them out just for the name.


https://www.thespruce.com/bidens-plant-profile-5069525#:~:text=They%20thrive%20in%20rich%20soil,will%20need%20replanting%20each%20year.

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Plant Bidens this spring! (Original Post) spinbaby Feb 12 OP
Good to know, thanks. Beachnutt Feb 12 #1
Cool... 2naSalit Feb 12 #2
Tick Seed Sunflower ...... I have been planting them for years. A great native. Finches like the seed. Botany Feb 12 #3
Not yard signs for Biden? Darn that HOA. Timeflyer Feb 12 #4
Have actually Rebl2 Friday #5

Beachnutt

(7,042 posts)
1. Good to know, thanks.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:22 AM
Feb 12

Bidens are prolific flowering plants with yellow or orange daisy-like blooms; newer biden varieties have pink, gold, and white blossoms.

2naSalit

(84,722 posts)
2. Cool...
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:23 AM
Feb 12

I have heard of them and seen them but never connected the two. I think I'll plant those this year too.

Botany

(70,025 posts)
3. Tick Seed Sunflower ...... I have been planting them for years. A great native. Finches like the seed.
Mon Feb 12, 2024, 08:28 AM
Feb 12

You plant them by seed. 3 to 6 feet tall. Blooms in late summer or early fall. Also called Bur marigold.
Bidens cernua ….. a
Ernst seed Meadville, PA.

Mix with native grasses Canada and or Virginia Wild Rye, , black eyed Susan … R. hirta …. Annual
Gaillardia

Rebl2

(12,987 posts)
5. Have actually
Fri Feb 16, 2024, 06:53 PM
Friday

heard of them before, but it been awhile ago and forgotten about them. Think I actually bought some when he was VP.

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