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Bidens ferulifolia 'Peter's Gold Carpet'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bidens (BY-denz) (Info)
Species: ferulifolia (fer-oo-li-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Peter's Gold Carpet
Additional cultivar information: (PP12880, aka Peter's Gold Carpet, Peters Goldteppich)
Hybridized by Wicki-freidl; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2002

Synonym:Bidens ferulaefolia
Synonym:Coreopsis ferulifolia

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive darylmitchell On Jul 10, 2005, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

This is a great container annual. It creates a cascading mat of lacy foliage, and flowers starting in late June. The small leaves also help to minimize moisture loss, making it good for a hot and/or windy site. The flowers don't last long but more bloom to replace the lost ones. Deadheading can help the plant flower faster and longer. The blooms first appeared in late June and are still going in late September. It also survived some very hard frosts and periods of no water. I highly recommend it.

Positive hanna1 On Jul 21, 2004, hanna1 from Castro Valley, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very dainty, cute, I have it in the shade of an old Hollywood Cypress, It has draped over 2ft so far.

Neutral Lilith On May 6, 2002, Lilith from Durham
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

One of the new generation of bedding plants introduced in the 1990's. The ferny-leaved stems are studded with large flowers in summer and autumn.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Castro Valley, California
San Diego, California

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