Common Name: Arizona beggarstick
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: September to October
Bloom Description: Yellow
Sun: Full sun
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun.
This species of tickseed or beggar's ticks is a spreading perennial which features cosmos-like flowers with yellow rays and darker yellow centers atop erect, willowy stems rising to 4' tall. Blooms in autumn. Bidens means two-toothed in Latin in reference to the flat, two-pronged seed (a spined achene) which purportedly resembles the shape of a tick thus giving rise to the common name. Seeds easily adhere to clothing or animal fur thus facilitating easy dispersal.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Borders, prairies, wild or naturalized areas.