Looking at photos in foreign magazines for gardeners, I was looking for new ideas for designing flowerpots. Most of the plants were familiar to me except one, reminiscent of loose Coreorepsis in gold stars. Only in one place, in the signatures, I found the Latin name of the plant - Bidens ferulifolia.
Two years have passed since then, and during this time I managed to not only learn the Russian name of the balcony summer-house, popular in Europe, but also buy its seeds and test the plant in action.A series of ferulolist (Bidens ferulifolia)
So, get acquainted - a series of ferulosus, or bedens, has delicate, lacy leaves, like fennel, thin durable creeping shoots and charming yellow clouds of small flower-stars. This South American species of the series should not be confused with the medicinal ones - the series of drooping (Bidens cernua) and the series of tripartite (Bidens tripartita). The latter grow on the banks of ponds, rivers, lakes and swamps.
Beedens appeared on the garden "scene" only in 1992, but has already managed to win millions of hearts. Breeders reacted with interest to it and bred with a dozen varieties, among which the most famous - Goldie, Samsara, Golden Goddess and Golden eye.
I was convinced from experience that this series has many advantages: it is drought-resistant, cold-resistant, undemanding to soils, and tolerates thickened plantings and haircuts well.
A new flyer was grown in containers through seedlings. In late March, she planted in a ditch on a windowsill, and in May, without preliminary diving, she planted seedlings in hanging baskets and flowerpots. Light return frosts to plants at all. Already in June, the first small "daisies" blossomed in a series.A series of ferulolist (Bidens ferulifolia)
Every two weeks, the plants in the flowerpot were fed with phosphorus-potassium fertilizer, and, apparently, therefore, the series bloomed without rest not only all summer, but also most of the fall through October. By the way, I specially left a few "heads" for seeds, and they managed to mature perfectly.
Beedens is just a find for me. I believe that this plant successfully complemented the company of my flowerpots - zonal and fragrant pelargonium, verbena, tuberous begonia, fuchsia and variegated mint.
- A.Kudryashova Moscow