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Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Goddess’

Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Goddess’ is a wonderfully bright plant especially for containers and hanging baskets. Grown as a perennial it can grow substantially. But many grow it as annual and discard it after flowering.

It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Goddess’ is also known as Fern-leaved Beggar-ticks, Apache Beggar-ticks, or Bidens procera. It is native to the South of the United States and Guatemala. It usually can grow up to 30 cm 12in.

Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Goddess'
Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Goddess’ or Fern-leaved Beggar-ticks

Plant Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Goddess’ in the sun in moist but well-drained soil. It flowers from June to September with bright yellow daisy-like flowers but much smaller in size about 3cm or 1.2in, they look like little golden stars each with 5 petals. Leaves are lacy.

Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Goddess’ is easy to grow and not fussy about the type of soil. Deadhead for longer flowering season. You can propagate Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Goddess’ from seeds or stem cuttings in spring or autumn. It is usually pest-free or disease-free and does not require any pruning.

Bidens ferulifolia 'Golden Goddess'
Bidens ferulifolia ‘Golden Goddess’ in a container in London

Also read Bidens ferulifolia ‘Blazing Fire’

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  1. I live in a warm climate – temperature now 17c daytime and rarely goes below 7c at night. I want to grow bidens golden goddess in a pot. What size pot do I need, assuming it will be a perennial, and how many seeds to the pot. Also when should I plant these outside. I can offer some protection but have no indoor facility to grow seeds. (no windowcills or heating)

    • You can plant Bidens Golden Goddess in a pot outdoors probably end of April or in May. Any size pot will do. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. When the seedlings are big enough to handle then you can transplant them where you want them to grow.

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