Height: 12 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 8b
Other Names: Beggarticks
Brand: Proven Winners
Striking scarlet and yellow flowers in summer that fade to pale yellow and muted orange; a nice mounded habit that will also trail up to 24 inches; vigorous and heat tolerant
Beedance® Painted Red Bidens has masses of beautiful scarlet daisy flowers with gold eyes and yellow centers at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its small ferny leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Beedance® Painted Red 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.
Beedance® Painted Red Bidens is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Beedance® Painted Red Bidens will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. 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 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.
Beedance® Painted Red 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.