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Bidens pilosa

 

Cobbler's pegs, Spanish Needles

Bidens common names include beggarticks, black jack and burr marigolds. It is a perfect container plant which trails down from the edges of windowboxes, large pots, and planters and sports yellow flowers and ferny, green foliage. Some varieties are fragrant. Bidens likes rich, well-drained but moist soil. Although usually grown as an annual, it is a perennial in Zones 8-10. Bidens pilosa, also called Bidens leucantha, is the main species used for medicinal studies.

 
plant Features
  • Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cobbler's pegs, Spanish Needles

Latin name

Bidens pilosa

type

Half hardy perennial

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cobblers pegs, Spanish Needles is 0.30meters x 0.15meters 0.30 M 0.15 M

Bidens pilosa

Bidens common names include beggarticks, black jack and burr marigolds. It is a perfect container plant which trails down from the edges of windowboxes, large pots, and planters and sports yellow flowers and ferny, green foliage. Some varieties are fragrant. Bidens likes rich, well-drained but moist soil. Although usually grown as an annual, it is a perennial in Zones 8-10. Bidens pilosa, also called Bidens leucantha, is the main species used for medicinal studies.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Keep in mind when planting that Bidens is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Bidens likes a position of full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. It prefers moist and rich soil. Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Bidens is a tender plant.

 
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